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College: Bowling Green
Draft Status: Round 6
Weight: 302 pounds
College Production: During his four-year career, 157 tackles, 28 sacks. In 2012, 37 tackles, 12.5 sacks.
Analysis: Chris Jones was a dominant defensive player in college; he did it all for Bowling Green. He consistently disrupted running plays in the backfield, and his stellar pass-rushing abilities were impressive for a player of his size.
Jones' greatest trait, though, is his relentless, never-ending motor. He keeps his feet churning nonstop, and he never gives up on a play. He wears offensive linemen out, and he takes advantage of this late in games, when he somehow still has the same amount of energy that he started the game with.
The Texans were in desperate need to acquire nose tackle depth, and that's exactly what they found in Jones. However, Jones' path to the NFL will not be easy. The Texans will likely only keep two nose tackles on the roster, and with Earl Mitchell already penciled in as the starter, Jones will have to beat out Terrell McClain and Ra'Shon Harris for the backup job, which will be no easy feat.
It is very likely that Jones will start his career on the Texans' practice squad, if no other teams pick him up after the Texans cut him.