NFL Draft: Why Jarvis Jones is this Year's Best Linebacker

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November 3, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jarvis Jones (29) chases Mississippi Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace (14) during the second quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

 

Jarvis Jones, to me, is the best outside linebacker in this draft class. Jones is 6 2’, weighing in at 240 pounds. Jones was a force in the SEC in 2012, he was named first-team All-SEC while racking up 52 solo tackles, 14.5 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, and 2 interceptions.

Jones started his collegiate career at USC, but was stricken with a neck sprain in a game against Oregon. Jones later would find out from team Doctors, he suffered from a condition called spinal Stenosis, a condition where your spinal cord canal is smaller than normal, however, does not increase your chances of a devastating spinal cord injury it’s strictly up to the player if he wants to risk the injury. Jones can play in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defense. I believe a 3-4 is better suited for Jones skill set. Jones would be a regular in the Pro Bowl and make a living every Sunday coming off the edge, constantly putting pressure on the quarterback.

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