The San Francisco 49ers selected their rookie defensive lineman 30 picks before the Kansas City Chiefs but they didn’t get the higher graded player. Pro Football Focus grades the rookie interior defensive lineman and puts Chiefs rookie Chris Jones at the top.
Top-graded rookie interior D-lineman— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 16, 2017
Chris Jones, @Chiefs 83.5
Michael Pierce, @Ravens 79.0
DeForest Buckner, @49ers 77.2 pic.twitter.com/k3QJIoRuZG
We’re all over the place here. Buckner was the seventh overall pick, Jones was the 37th pick and Michael Piece was an undrafted free agent (hell of a season for him, dang). A pass rushing defensive lineman is something I haven’t seen in Kansas City since ... well, since Chris Jones. That’s a tough position to fill but the Chiefs got one who is disruptive. That’s the word I would use to describe Jones. He disrupts the line of scrimmage often and seems to have a lot of fun doing it.
Late in the Chiefs divisional round game against the Steelers with Kansas City needing a stop, it was Chris Jones bouncing around on the field trying to get the crowd into it. He’s an easy guy to root for, especially because he’s good.