Former Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones, who is projected as a potential first-round pick in the NFL draft, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving with a suspended license, according to a report.
The Clarion Ledger, citing police records, said Jones was arrested at 2:22 p.m. after he was stopped for speeding in Starkville, Mississippi. He posted a $922 bond and was released.
The 6-foot-6, 308-pound Jones took part in the NFL scouting combine, where he drew national attention for losing his shorts while running his 40-yard dash, as well as Mississippi State's pro day.
ESPN NFL Draft Insider Todd McShay projects Jones to be taken in the first round with the 28th overall pick in his latest mock draft, and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks him as the No. 10 defensive tackle entering the draft, which begins April 28.
Jones played in all 39 games -- starting 16 -- during three seasons at Mississippi State. As a junior in 2015, Jones finished with 44 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.
He is the second Bulldogs prospect to be arrested prior before the draft. Quarterback Dak Prescott was arrested and charged with DUI early Saturday after taking two inconclusive Breathalyzer tests following a traffic stop for speeding.