Chris Jones Ranked Among NFL's Top Rookies Headed Into Week 12

The Chiefs chose Jones in the second round of this year’s NFL Draft


The football analytics website Pro Football Focus puts together a list of top rookies headed into each week of the NFL season. Looking towards Week 12, the website ranked Kansas City Chiefs rookie defensive lineman Chris Jones No. 6 on the list.

Here were the comments of PFF senior analyst Mike Renner on Jones headed into this weekend's matchup against the Denver Broncos:

"Two hits, five hurries, and a batted pass. Chris Jones is giving the Chiefs something they haven't had in almost 10 years: a viable, every-down interior pass-rusher. They've been chalked with run stuffers for the better part of a decade, but Jones is looking to change that. He only has one fewer pressure than teammate Dontari Poe, despite 159 fewer pass-rushing snaps."

Injuries to fellow linemen Allen Bailey (shoulder) and Jaye Howard (hip flexor) this season have offered Jones more time on the field, and to this point, he's taken advantage of it. Jones registered a career-high 51 defensive snaps in last week's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Chiefs selected Jones with the 37th overall pick in the second round of this year's NFL Draft.

Check out the full list from PFF here.

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