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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  • hhb0

    Correction to your article. Jarvis was actually responsible for blowing up *every* zone read play ran against UGA’s defense for the last two years. The scheme ran called for him to take a charge against one of the two players in the read play. He single handedly shut down that offense every time it was run against him. Correct yourself and watch some film. Unblockable should be this man’s name!

    • Greg Glover