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

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Jarvis possesses one of the most explosive first steps, off the snap in college football. He’s so quick off the line, tackles have trouble getting out of their stance and set in time to block Jones off the edge.

Jones can beat his man mostly by using two technique, speed rush and a bull rush. Jones uses the bull rush on smaller, weaker tackles or tackles who have trouble keeping their feet underneath them, causing them to be driven back to the QB.

Another strength in Jones‘s game is his nose for the ball. Jones will relentlessly chase the carrier all game long without tiring one bit, running sideline to sideline, making plays and causing game changing turnovers.



Awful against zone read option.

Liable in coverage



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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