No. 5: Chris Jones has all the talent in the world and can continue to disrupt opposing offenses for the Kansas City Chiefs
In the entire NFL, it’s hard to find a more talented defensive lineman than Kansas City’s Chris Jones. Jones, like Willie Gay Jr., arrived in Kansas City after playing college ball at Mississippi State University.
However, unlike his fellow MSU Bulldog, Jones has been around in the NFL for a few years now and has already proven himself.
After being drafted in the second round and 37th overall, Jones made his debut for the Kansas city Chiefs back in 2016 and has been a consistent, and often incredibly dominant, contributor ever since.
In five seasons, and 76 regular season games, Jones has totaled 40.5 sacks. In 2018, Jones had a career-high 15.5 sacks while lining up primarily as a defensive end. In 2019 and 2020, Jones moved inside on Kansas City’s defensive line, and racked up a total of 16.5 sacks during the two regular seasons.
Due to the relatively unique combination of size (Jones weighs in at 6-6 and 310 pounds) and speed, Jones gives this Kansas City defense plenty of options on where he can line up. He’s demonstrated that he’s a proficient pass rusher from just about anywhere on the defensive line and can consistently slow opposing offense by creating havoc in the backfield.
That helps as the Chiefs are hoping to get back to yet another Super Bowl this year. Expect to see plenty of highlights featuring the talented defensive lineman this year.