Originally written on Football Extra Points  |  Last updated 10/21/14
After running a 4.3 40-yard dash at his pro-day at Eastern Washington, no one was really surprised that Taiwan Jones would be wearing the silver and black jersey of his hometown Oakland Raiders. Al Davis craved speed and Jones looked like the perfect speed back to compliment running back Darren McFadden. However, over the next two years Jones did not see the field enough as a running back and only has 22 career carries. Although Jones struggled as a running back he became a star player on special teams by recording 19 tackles during his two years in the NFL. Taiwan Jones excellent tackling has lead the Raiders brass to make the decision to switch him to cornerback. During the 2011 draft, Reggie McKenzie actually had Taiwan Jones pegged as a cornerback not a running back when he was in the Green Bay Packers draft room. Jones had all the intangibles of a NFL caliber cornerback with his good size, great speed, and NBA vertical (6’0, 4.33 40-yard dash, 39 ½ inch vertical). Jones wa...
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