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Chiefs top draft pick Chris Jones making progress on and off field

Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (left)
Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (left) skeyser@kcstar.com

As it is for every rookie, Chris Jones’ adjustment to the NFL is a work in progress. The second-round selection out of Mississippi State — the Chiefs’ first draft pick — is working as a second-team defensive end as the team completed it second day in pads Tuesday.

“It’s a lot faster than college but that’s OK,” Jones said. “I have a lot to work on, a lot of details to clean up, just smaller details like my stepping, my eye and hand placement.”

Some other details to iron out come with his rookie status.

“I’m a rookie, so I’m going to get a hard time about everything,” Jones said. “I show up to the meeting room 10 minutes early, and I’m late. But it’s a good group of guys showing me the way.”

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Jones said he hasn’t developed a read on defensive coordinator Bob Sutton.

“I can’t tell when he’s happy or mad, he’s always the same,” Jones said.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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