Antioch's Taiwan Jones selected by Raiders

April 30, 2011, 5:29 pm
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TAIWAN JONESFourth round, No. 125 overall
Pos.: Running back
School: Eastern Washington
Hometown: Antioch
Ht. 6-0; Wt. 196
College career: Deer Valley High School product started out as a cornerback but was turned into a running back. He rushed for 1,742 yards with 14 touchdowns as a senior, with 2,421 all-purpose yards despite missing the final two games with a broken bone in his left foot.Scouting report: Another speedster, he has yet to prove he can outrun the injury bug. As such, he's at his best when he's out-running linebackers after turning the corner.How he fits with Raiders: New coach Hue Jackson says the Raiders don;t run away from speed, they run to speed. While Oakland seems set at running back with Darren McFadden and in the return game with Jacoby Ford, the Raiders will find a spot for Jones.

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