The Kansas City Chiefs are keeping an eye on pass rushers ahead of the 2013 NFL Draft.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Chiefs will meet with Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones. Jones comes from the same school and defensive system as Chiefs OLB Justin Houston.
#UGA LB DE Jarvis Jones has visits/ workouts set with Kansas City, Philadelphia and Detroit.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) March 21, 2013
Interesting. There is no clarification on if the Chiefs will just work Jones out or if he will visit KC. Remember, the Chiefs have a limited amount of visits so we are trying to track them as best we can.
Jones, who didn’t workout at the NFL Scouting Combine because of an injury, did not put up eye-popping numbers at his Pro Day. He turned in a slow 40 time at 4.92-second and his bench press reps were mediocre at 20.
Still, Jones is more concerned with playing football than performing well in drills.
“I’m a football player,” Jones said after the workout. “It’s about football, right? I’m a football player. That’s what I do. At the end of the day, you get those drills — I’m not saying they ain’t worth nothing — but you get those drills, running the 40 and all that stuff. You could get someone off the street who can run a 4.3, but they can’t play football. That’s easy.”
Jones has recently said he is the best player in the draft.
It is hard to know what to think here. The Chiefs already have Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. Then again, you can never have enough pass rushers and the Chiefs need to take the best player they can get at No . 1, no matter what.
Jones was projected to be a top ten pick but this slow 40 time could knock him out of the top ten.
(h/t Arrowhead Pride)