Sunday, February 27, 2011
Jones out of reach for Chargers, Chiefs?
By Bill Williamson
It looks like the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs will have to trade up if they want a chance to draft Alabama receiver Julio Jones.
According to Todd McShay of Scouts Inc., Jones is having a tremendous NFL combine. McShay reported that Jones ran a 4.39 40-yard dash and delivered a silly 11-foot, 3-inch broad jump.
It appeared to be a long shot that Jones would be on the board past St. Louis at No. 14. This terrific showing only cements his draft status.
Both the Chargers and the Chiefs could have a use for Jones. San Diego picks No. 18 and Kansas City at No. 21. San Diego appears to be a more likely candidate to move up than Kansas City. The Chargers -- who moved up 16 spots last year to get Ryan Mathews -- have extra picks in the second and third rounds.
It now seems certain if the Chargers want a crack at Jones, they better dig into their stash of draft picks.