Former Mississippi State and Houston standout Chris Jones is one of 25 players that has confirmed an invitation to attend the NFL Draft in Chicago later this month.
This year’s NFL Draft will take place at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University from April 28-30.
Jones is the second Bulldog in as many years to receive an invite to the draft joining Benardrick McKinney, who was selected in the second round by the Houston Texans last year.
Jones is rated the No. 10 defensive tackle in the draft by CBS Sports, which projects the 6-foot-6, 310-pounder to go in the second or third round. Some mock drafts have Jones being selected in the mid-first round.
The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:
|1)||Eli Apple||CB||Ohio State||14)||Shaq Lawson||DE||Clemson|
|2)||Joey Bosa||DE||Ohio State||15)||Darron Lee||LB||Ohio State|
|3)||Vernon Butler||DT||Louisiana Tech||16)||Keanu Neal||S||Florida|
|4)||Corey Coleman||WR||Baylor||17)||Robert Nkemdiche||DT||Mississippi|
|5)||Jack Conklin||T||Michigan State||18)||Reggie Ragland||LB||Alabama|
|6)||Taylor Decker||T||Ohio State||19)||Jalen Ramsey||CB||Florida State|
|7)||Josh Doctson||WR||Texas Christian||20)||Jarran Reed||DT||Alabama|
|8)||Kevin Dodd||DE||Clemson||21)||A’Shawn Robinson||DT||Alabama|
|9)||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State||22)||Ronnie Stanley||T||Notre Dame|
|10)||Jared Goff||QB||California||23)||Laquon Treadwell||WR||Mississippi|
|11)||Vernon Hargreaves||CB||Florida||24)||Laremy Tunsil||T||Mississippi|
|12)||Myles Jack||LB||UCLA||25)||Carson Wentz||QB||North Dakota State|
|13)||Chris Jones||DT||Mississippi State|
The NCAA head coaches confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:
|2)||Mark Dantonio||Michigan State|
|4)||Jimbo Fisher||Florida State|
|6)||Brian Kelly||Notre Dame|
|7)||Chris Klieman||North Dakota State|
|8)||Urban Meyer||Ohio State|
|10)||Gary Patterson||Texas Christian|