significant PFT news
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones has not been asked to submit to another examination.
Coupled with the fact that he has received full clearance to participate in football activities despite his previous diagnosis at USC of spinal stenosis, this is very good news for Jones.
Of course, some would say there’s no need for a re-check because Jones doesn’t have a condition that would get better or worse via the passage of time. Still, the growing belief is that, regardless of USC’s ultimate reluctance to keep him on the team, Jones has demonstrated via two years of high-level play at an SEC school that it’s not an issue. More and more teams, we’re told, have made it clear that they have no concerns about the situation.
That doesn’t mean that some teams will be extra cautious, given the potential consequences of a spinal cord injury. But the bulk of the teams seem to be untroubled by the situation.
I think the poor workout numbers are now a larger negative than the spinal stenosis. I do think he is off the board for any 4-3 team in the first half of the 1st Rd. So it becomes a matter if the value and players can squeeze one of Jordan, Ansah, Mingo, or Jones down to #15. I'm pulling hard for Jones to slip like Suggs in '03. He had the same exact scenario. In any case I thinking it's over 50% that one of them will be around at #15.