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"Interesting Prospect Works out in largely attended Bay Area Private Workout"


*40 time appears to officially be marked as 4.33. Fast but not Jamaal Charles/Chris Johnson FAST.

**Raiders are now part of list of teams that invited Jones to a private workout.

       I had never heard of this guy before, Taiwan Jones. I am not ashamed of that due to the fact that he is from Eastern Washington, which is a FCS conference school. I would have to bet that many of you on here who are more knowledgeable than I am have in fact heard of him. I'd love to hear your opinion of this guy. I can tell you this, he is right up Al Davis's Alley. This guy can RUN. It is not official yet but his 40 time was clocked at between 4.27 and 4.35. To put that in perspective, Chris Johnson ran a Combine record 4.24 and Jamaal Charles ran a 4.28. If he is capable of running a 4.27, he is super human. Look what those two players have done in this league. Not only was his 40 time great though, he also had a 39.5 inch high jump and an 11ft broad jump. The only person with a farther broad jump was Julio Jones, widely believed to be a top 10 pick.

      Taiwan Jones was originally projected as a 3rd-5th round pick. These workouts are going to boost him up considerably. I would without a doubt use the 3rd round selection on this guy if he was available. I would also have to consider him at number 48. Those numbers are incredible, all around. I would prefer to address the OL with our first pick of the draft, but if he has any of the intangibles of Charles or Johnson then he would be worth the pick. I have to admit that I am extremely intrigued by this prospect. Are you?

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