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Old 03-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
 
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Hope the Saints don't draft this guy - OLB Jarvis Jones

Georgia All-America OLB Jarvis Jones unimpressive at Pro Day

Jarvis Jones, the Georgia outside linebacker who had been projected to fall to the New Orleans Saints in the upcoming NFL draft, may fallen even further after his Pro Day workout.


Georgia's Jarvis Jones ran a 4.92 40-yard dash at his Pro Day.

Jones, an All-American who led the nation is sacks and tackles for losses this past season, was unimpressive at his Pro Day workout, running the 40-yard dash in just 4.92 seconds. He broad jumped 9-3 and had a vertical leap of 30 Ĺ. He did 20 reps on the bench press, according to multiple media reports.

Many scouts were eager to see the 6-foot-2, 242-pound Jones work out after his skipped drills at last month's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Even before Jones turned in his less-than-stellar workout numbers, his high draft status had been in question because of a medical condition. As a freshman while playing at USC, Jones was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. The condition already had dropped Jones, who had been projected as high as the No. 2 overall draft prospect, in some mock drafts. But he apparently checked out well at the Combine.

The condition certainly didn't hinder Jones at Georgia, where he registered 28 sacks in his final two seasons. But his Pro Day performance could prove costly.

The Saints, who are switching to a 3-4 defense under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, are in need of a 3-4 outside linebacker with pass-rushing skills.

But it remains unclear if any team will take a chance on a productive college player, with limited athletic ability, early in April's draft.

Both colleague Larry Holder and I had the Saints taking Jones at pick No. 15 in our original mock draft before moving him higher in the draft in our latest mock draft.

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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If we can trade down into the high to mid 20's and still manage to get a guy like Jarvis Jones, as well as pick up a 2nd round pick, we'll be lucky.
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good... means he'll fall to us for sure... If he is there they should take him in a heartbeat
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I got doubts we will go after Jarvis unless hes there in the 3rd round.

a mock draft with the Saints should = BPA at that time.
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I got doubts we will go after Jarvis unless hes there in the 3rd round.

a mock draft with the Saints should = BPA at that time.
There aren't 64 players better than Jarvis Jones in this draft. He won't make it out of the first. No way he's still there in the third.
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led the nation is sacks and tackles for loss
28 sacks in his final two seasons
Jonesís 40 is comparable to the 40 that Terrell Suggs ran at his Pro Day, a workout that had some people downgrading Suggs but didnít dissuade the Ravens from spending a Top 10 pick on him ó and didnít stop Suggs from becoming one of the NFLís best defensive players
He wasnít a two-time All-American for nothing

Doubt we'll pick him but these are reasons why I wouldn't be mad.
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We should not draft a player with Health problems.
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Really torn about this. On his college production and film he was easily one of top defensive players nationwide. Poor measurables and medical concerns have cooled my opinion. He was a force in the SEC. Just the kind of playmaker that this team desparately needs at a position of need. I also think that Ń.Ogletree and J.Jenkins would be good additions.
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Anybody that says that they hope they don't get a player like Jarvis Jones must not have seen him play. That's really all I can say about that.
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Terrell Sugs ran a similar 40 time to what Jones ran.... Would people have "hoped" that we didn't draft Suggs if be had fallen to us?
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