NFL Draft rumors: UTEP RB Aaron Jones draws interest from Texans, Cowboys, 49ers

Aaron Jones is one of the fastest rising running backs in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Aaron Jones is one of the fastest risers among 2017 NFL Draft running back prospects. The UTEP product'sbusy schedule is proof that he'sgenerating serious interest inthe league.

Jones will work out with the Houston Texans this week, a source tells Sporting News, adding that the 5-9, 208-pounderalso has had workouts with theSan Francisco 49ers,New Orleans Saints,Philadelphia Eagles andDallas Cowboys.

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Jones led UTEP in rushing last season with 1,773yards and 17 touchdowns on 229 carries in 12 games. He also added 28 receptions for 233yards and three scores.

Jones at the NFL Combineran a 4.5640-yard dash and put up a similar number — 4.58 — at his Pro Day inMarch.

Kristian R. Dyer is an NFL contributor for Sporting News. He can be followed on Twitter @KRistianRDyer.

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