According to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, the Kansas City Chiefs have worked out Georgia center Ben Jones.
This news should come as no surprise to Chiefs fans. KC is incredibly thin at the center position. If Casey Wiegmann retires, as a source tells Arrowhead Addict he will, the Chiefs will have only last year’s second round pick Rodney Hudson at the center position. Hudson stepped in as a guard for the Chiefs last year but Wiegmann played every snap at center.
The interesting thing about Jones is that he is rated as the second best center in the draft by NFL Draft Scout. He is projected to go in the third round. He stands at 6-3 and weighs in at 303 lbs.
If the Chiefs are really interested in Jones, it could mean that they aren’t totally wild about the idea of Hudson taking over at center.
Remember, the Chiefs love versatility, especially along their offensive line. Hudson played guard in college, though he projected as a center in the NFL. If the Chiefs were to take Jones, they’d have two high picks that could play center or guard, thus simultaneously providing depth at two positions.
An interest in Jones could also mean that the Chiefs aren’t as interested in guard David DeCastro as a first round pick as many a mock draft might suggest.
Then again, the Chiefs could just be doing their due diligence here. Still, if Scott Pioli thinks he can get good interior lineman in the third round, it could mean he is hesitant to draft those positions in the first round.
What do you think, Addicts? Is it smart for the Chiefs to be looking at Jones? Do you think it signals they may not be interested in DeCastro?