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Chiefs Expected To Meet With Eastern Washington Speedster

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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.

Among the other teams expressing interest in him are the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers.

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.