Jarvis Jones Scouting Report

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Jarvis Jones Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: SEC
School: Georgia Bulldogs
Year/Status: Junior
Jersey Number: #29
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 241 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Top 10
Drafted 1.17 in 2013 by PIT

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

The University of Georgia has a special player in Jarvis Jones, one of the most highly-touted prospects of the 2013 NFL Draft. Currently considered a lock for the Top 5, Jones is a natural pass-rusher that projects as a 3-4 OLB at the next level.

Jones' best attributes are a good first step, agility in tight spaces, and tremendous body control. While he may not have that desired Von Miller explosion off the line, not many do. The true junior has a wide array of swim and rip moves in his arsenal. He should be able to stay on the field on all three downs due to solid coverage skills and enough speed to play sideline to sideline. Tackling is not an issue. He wraps well, but sometimes leaves his feet in an attempt to make a big hit. When tracking the ball carrier, he takes good lines and has a nice short area burst to close the gap.

Bigger offensive linemen are going to give Jones trouble though. His lack of bulk through his midsection and trunk do not give him much power to bull rush. He will have to rely heavily on speed to beat blockers to the edge. As a consequence, Jones will sometimes find himself out of position on counters, draws, or runs designed to exploit his pass rush lines. He will have to continue to bulk up and learn how to effectively use his hands and extend his arms to drive blockers and keep an arm free in his pass rush.

Even though the 6'3", 241 lb. star has some shortcomings, his athletic ability and well-rounded game make him a clear-cut blue chip NFL prospect. Remains one of the best pure pass rushers in this draft class. Projects as a Top 10 choice in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Mar-09-2013 by Matt De Lima

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