Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones came into the scouting combine projected as a top-5 draft pick. But the issue of his spinal stenosis iss viewed as a potential red-flag, and Pro Football Talk reports not only is Jones’ stock falling due to his neck issue, but some teams have completely removed him for their draft boards.
Per a league source, Jones’ neck has prompted multiple teams to shy away from considering him, especially in round one. He left USC due to concerns over his spinal stenosis. The fact that Georgia welcomed him with open arms shows that reasonable medical minds will differ on whether to take the risk associated with a narrowed spinal canal.
NFL draft analyst Matt Miller:
Was told tonight that at least 10 teams have removed Jarvis Jones from their draft board due to spinal issue.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 24, 2013