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AlexMSU
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I would love Jarvis Jones just as much as the next guy, but there are TWO big concerns that I have.

1. He obviously tore up the college ranks, in the SEC even. But what if this guy is just skating by on natural talent? He doesn't seem to put in any effort in strength and conditioning. I worry that he may hit a brick wall at some point in the NFL with lack of a work ethic. I would also question his ability to study play books/film and better himself in that area as well.

2. Very simple logic - if he slides all the way down to #15, who's to say that the Saints will take him? CSP has made a couple statements along the lines of health and the direction they want to go.

Again, I love Jarvis Jones... But I'm just pointing out that it may not be a home run pick even if he does fall to #15







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Patrick O Rly
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1. He obviously tore up the college ranks, in the SEC even. But what if this guy is just skating by on natural talent? He doesn't seem to put in any effort in strength and conditioning. I worry that he may hit a brick wall at some point in the NFL with lack of a work ethic. I would also question his ability to study play books/film and better himself in that area as well.


It'll be his job to work on it. Even if he doesn't become a gym rat he'll be in better shape than he was in college.

He's seems like a gamer and I'll take those any day of the week.

What I'm really looking forward to (beyond the 1st round) is what small school players we take. I scratch my head at some of these picks every year like "Who?" but then I read up on them and I wanna kiss the scouting department.







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what if this guy is just skating by on natural talent?

in a way his poor workout numbers show the contrary. As big as the spinal stenosis is as a factor, the poor workout numbers might land him here.

It looks like a repeat of Terrell Suggs in '03. Everything about his game tape said super elite top 3-5. Poor workout and he fell to #10. He's had 84 sacks in 10 years since. Kinda makes ya salivate as a fan imagining if Jones could end up being that kinda guy.

It's looking a lot like a possibility that the Jets will have a choice of Mingo or Jones. Whoever they don't take could be #15. Wonder if Rex and Rob have had any scouting talks?






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Has Jones missed any games the last few years for health reasons? I believe his initial injury at USC was a pretty decent stinger. Would've kept just about anyone out. Not like he keeps tweaking his hamstring or wimping out. USC just had apparently crappy doctors.


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I personally prefer Mingo myself. Not because he's just from LSU but I think he has one of the highest ceilings of potential. Guy was still incredibly raw coming out to the draft. Everyone got a glimpse of how dominant he can be in that Clemson game. He was literally unblockable. Sucks we lost him for the second half of that game. How many sacks did he have in the first half? 4?

People seem to forget he was battling an injury all season and that's why he was more disappointing this past year. When his foot was finally 100% for Clemson they should've just replaced dummies there because that's what he made the lineman look like...



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drake20
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He doesn't seem to put in any effort in strength and conditioning. I worry that he may hit a brick wall at some point in the NFL with lack of a work ethic.


So many guys are like this and then change once they get in the NFL/start getting paid the big bucks.

He's got a big motor. Plays hard to the whistle--competitor. I think he'll do whatever he has to to continue dominating when it's game time.






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