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Chiefs, Javis Jones, To Meet

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.

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)

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  • Carlos Nevarez

    In Ried-Dorsey I trust.

    • Danny W

      Awesome post.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Doing their due diligence. He’d be a luxury pick though.
    We could use more passrushers in the fold, but you can’t go there with your R1 pick (unless it’s a DE).

  • micah stephenson

    Jarvis Jones cudnt sack the QB if he was line n up against a pee wee football o lineman. I think they shud b working out GENO SMITH. ;)

    • berttheclock

      Thank you for sharing, Micah.

  • berttheclock

    Speaking of pass rushing. How many times has the mantra of DEs in the 3-4 are responsible for creating lanes for LBs to pass rush been hammered. I, myself, got caught up in that when so many were blasting Jackson and Dorsey for not having sacks. Then, a funny thing happened. A TE at Central Michigan decided he didn’t want to deliver pizzas for a living, so, he became very serious about playing defense and transferred to playing DE in a 4-3 for Wisconsin. Now, with the Texans and playing DE in their base 3-4, J J Watt has changed the game. He is a tremendous pass rusher, to the point, they move him up and down the line.
    Tank Carradine, should he run very well at his upcoming Pro Day at Florida State, could be the next to make a move from 4-3 in college to the 3-4 in the pros. He was really scary playing opposite Werner at FSU before injuring his ACL. He has been projected to go to the Giants or Cowboys, but, should he pass the running tests, he could really move up the chart.

  • ArrowFan

    Sounds like trouble to me. If a guy isn’t willing to work hard at the drills then what says he is willing to work hard to improve. NFL success doesn’t come easy. Rookies who cannot step it up and improve their game don’t last long.

  • ladner morse

    When I watch extended portions of the games he’s played… there are too many aspects of his game that I don’t like. I hope the Chiefs steer clear of him.

  • Danny W

    This kid will be decent but it’s not going to happen.