Prospect: DL Chris Jones, 6-6, 310, Mississippi State
Selected by: Todd McShay, ESPN
I think Mel Kiper and Todd McShay must share the same rubber ducky… at the same time. This is nearly an identical pick to Kiper’s. The main difference is that Jones would be a much, much better. Chris Jones has a much higher ceiling than Jihad Ward and his physical aggression creates problems for offenses. However, I think there is a bit of a project in him and it will take some time before he can hope to dominate.
DraftTek Ranks him at #66 overall
CBS Sports Ranks him at #74 overall
My Take: I wouldn’t take him AT PICK #28.
See Jihad Ward.
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Prospect: OT Jason Spriggs, 6-6, 301, Indiana
Selected by: Rob Rang, CBS Sports
I’m a fan of Jason Spriggs but I don’t think he’s the best fit at #28. He could he had later. Moving back even five spots could net another pick, perhaps a third rounder so if Spriggs could be taken as the result of a trade-back, that would suit everyone.
What I do like is… that Spriggs can move. He ran a 4.94 40 at the Combine and you may recall that Dontari Poe ran a 4.98 which got a heapin’ helping of national attention.
Spriggs is big and powerful and likes to punch on rushing defensive ends. It’s much easier now to compare him to the best RT in the league, Mitchell Schwartz and the first thing you notice is that while Schwartz stays balanced and moves his feet in pass protection, Spriggs moves his feet then punches before the rusher ever gets to him which gets him lunging when it isn’t necessary.
DraftTek Ranks him at #48 overall
CBS Sports Ranks him at #34 overall
My Take: I wouldn’t take Spriggs at #28.
I don’t think an offensive tackle is the best fit for the Chiefs needs in the first round and I don’t see Jason Spriggs moving over to Guard.
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