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Small-school speedster Taiwan Jones to work out April 14

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Eastern Washington running back Taiwan Jones will hold an individual Pro Day workout on April 14, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT.

Jones had to push back his workout due to foot surgery.

The Pro Day will be held at Los Medanos Junior College in California. 26 teams will be represented, which shows the demand for Jones. He’s a small-school running back working out at a JUCO.

A possible second- to third-round pick, Jones is “rising up draft boards,” according to the source. Jones’ training coach recently informed Yahoo! Sports that the explosive tailback is running ten-yard splits in the 1.4-second range, which would easily be the best ten-yard time in the draft. Ohio State cornerback Chimdi Chekwa paced the field at the Combine with a 1.52 ten-yard split.

Jones’ 7.90 career yards-per-carry average is also by far tops among running backs likely to be drafted in April. He’s drawn comparisons to Brian Westbrook and Jamaal Charles for his home-run speed and versatility.

The main concern for Jones is his durability.

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9 Responses to “Small-school speedster Taiwan Jones to work out April 14”
  1. txchief says: Mar 28, 2011 8:11 PM

    Alas, the NFL changed the rules and prospective value as a returner has evaporated.

  2. commandercornpone says: Mar 28, 2011 8:16 PM

    doesnt he have a substance abuse problem? every once in a while he goes out to taiwan on.

  3. donttouchthedirtypenny says: Mar 28, 2011 9:23 PM

    Forget him. Teams should look into prospects like Cambodia Smith or Indonesia Johnson.

  4. hendeeze says: Mar 28, 2011 9:46 PM

    wonders if his mother knew that Taiwan was a name of a island before she named him that

  5. hobartbaker says: Mar 28, 2011 9:59 PM

    Taiwan Jones leaves Indiana Jones in the dust.

  6. hillshirefarmsgomeat says: Mar 28, 2011 10:23 PM

    commandercornpone says:
    Mar 28, 2011 8:16 PM
    doesnt he have a substance abuse problem? every once in a while he goes out to taiwan on.
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    +1 Well played Sir/Madam

  7. terrellblowens says: Mar 28, 2011 10:48 PM

    Are you sure the pro day is not in Taipei?

  8. ernestbynershands says: Mar 28, 2011 11:52 PM

    Taiwan Jones was good at Little League. Didn’t he always win the Little League World Series?
    Does Little League World Series have to be capitalized?

  9. waxthat says: Mar 29, 2011 8:50 AM

    None of those jokes about his name are funny. Let’s get back to football. Many teams will regret passing on him. Hope he’s still on the board in the 3rd round. Draft pick with HUGE upside.

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