6TH PICK (37th overall) - DL CHRIS JONES
Arm Length: 34 1/2"
Weight: 310 lbs.
Hands: 10 3/4"
Strengths: Plays with tremendous natural power. Has strength in his hands and upper body to shed blockers without much effort when its time. Made to stymie downhill rushing attacks. Can battle through wash-down blocks and work his way back into a tackle. High school hooper with sneaky lateral foot quickness. Uses quick feet and shoulder turn to leverage him into gaps for disruption. Flashes some occasional "quick win" hand work as pass rusher. Posted 34 quarterback pressures and 11.5 run stuffs. Has talent and strength to do what he wants on some snaps. Can generate a heavy pocket push when he gets some knee-bend going. Surefire tackler with vision and agility to scrape down line of scrimmage and clean up runners working through line of scrimmage.
Five Things to Know About Chiefs DL Chris Jones
Get to know Kansas City's very first pick in the NFL Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones with their first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Here are five things to know about Jones:
1. Jones was named a 2015 second-team All-American by Pro Football Focus.
About a month ago, Mike Renner, a Pro Football Focus senior analyst, went on record to say he would take Jones with one of the top five picks.
"What I love about Jones is that he combines that strength with ultra long 34.5-inch arms," Renner writes. "It leads to him tossing offensive linemen around like rag dolls and it's beautiful to watch."
Meet the Chiefs second-round pick, DL Chris Jones.
What We Learned From Chris Jones' Conference Call
Kansas City Chiefs spoke with their first draft pick, defensive linemen Chris Jones
Q:Hey Chris, welcome to Kansas City.
JONES: "How are you, man, I'm excited to be a part of the family now."
Q: How much did you hear from the Chiefs before the draft? Did they invite you in for a visit?
JONES: "They didn't. They didn't invite me. I didn't think there was a chance I would ever go with the Chiefs. They were one of the last teams I had in my mind. Right now I'm very excited, a lot of mixed emotions. Just to finally be on a team, man, just to finally be a part of a brotherhood, man, I'm thankful for that. The process leading up to it, it's nerve-wracking. You don't want to be the last one in that room, stuck not knowing. It's all a blessing man, it's all a blessing."
28TH PICK (59th overall) TRADED TO TAMPA BAY
CHIEFS RECEIVEDThird Round 11th Pick (74th overall)
Fourth Round 8th Pick (106th overall)
Second Round 28th Pick (59th overall)