Chiefs draft Chris Jones with second-round pick


The Kansas City Chiefs selected Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State with their first pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Chiefs decided to go with the 6-5, 310 pound DT out of Mississippi State with their first pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

Jones is a high upside player that could probably use a little seasoning before he is ready to start on a regular basis.

According to NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, Jones can have an inconsistent motor and has inconsistent tape.  Still, Mayock also pointed out that the former Bulldog is stout and powerful with big upside. Mayock also said Jones is good in the run game. Ohio State head coach, Urban Myer, who is joining the NFL Network draft coverage team said he has spoken to a colleague that believed that if Jones had stayed in college another year that he could have been a top five pick.

Jones was in attendance at the draft and came out dancing and absolutely mauled Roger Goodell with a very long bearhug.

“I’m on the team and I’m ready to get to work,” said Jones while being interviewed on stage following his selection.

“I’m proud to be on this team.”

Jones, as you can see from the photo above, was sporting a red bowtie. When asked if he had a feeling he would be picked by the Chiefs, thus causing him to select that color, Hones said he didn’t know and that his mom picked out the colors.

This is an interesting pick for the Chiefs and will likely lead to plenty of speculation over the fate of current Chiefs DT, Dontari Poe. Poe is in the last year of his rookie deal and will likely be looking to get paid following a successful start to his career.

Is Jones a Poe replacement?

Not necessarily. Chiefs GM John Dorsey is known for selecting the best player on his board, regardless of position. Jones has a lot of upside but needs work. Dorsey knows how important depth is in the NFL, so he may have just not wanted to reach for a “position of need” and opted instead to select the player he thought was the most talented.

Chiefs fans are likely to be sore about this selection. Lineman are never the “sexy pick” and KC is pretty well set at the DT position.

That said, I’m willing to give Dorsey the benefit of the doubt here. He’s done a pretty dang good job of selecting players so far.

What do you think, Addicts? Good pick or bad pick?