As noted in Arrowheadlines this morning, we have another name to add to the Kansas City Chiefs draft interests list: Taiwan Jones. The Eastern Washington running back has a meeting planned with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Aaron Wilson of National Football Post.
Jones is a 6'0", 194-pound speedy running back who is expected to work out for a scheduled 26 teams next week. He suffered a foot injury at the end of last season and wasn't able to work out at the Combine so figuring out where he stands medically could be a reason for the Chiefs meeting.
He rushed for 1,742 yards and 14 touchdowns last year and over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns the year before. He's coming out a year early, the only FCS player to do so.
In a recent chat on NFL.com recently, Mike Mayock sang his praises.
"He's 194 pounds and I think he's going to run 4.35 or better. He's a home-run hitter who can impact the return game and I think that you try to get him another 10 touches per game as a change-of-pace back."
I don't know much about him but the way folks are describing him he sounds like a bigger version of Dexter McCluster. The Chiefs last year had speed as a priority in the draft so I'd be curious how they'd view someone like Jones.
He's expected to be a third or fourth round pick.