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Jarvis Jones Expected To Slide on Draft Day


This article from WalterFootball.com is from January, but the guy is looking prescient.

Since Jones is a guy who might interest the Saints, I post the article fwiw:


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Jarvis Jones Expected To Slide on Draft Day
Published Jan. 18, 2013
By Charlie Campbell - @draftcampbell

Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones had been one of the most dominant football players in college football the past two seasons. He's destroyed the SEC for those two years, as many consider him to be one of the most talented players in the 2013 NFL Draft class. Jones is on top of my 2013 NFL Draft Big Board, as well as ESPN's Mel Kiper's.

However, after speaking with scouts at the East-West Shrine Game who have Jones in their territory, they say they expect Jones to slide down and fall out of the top five next April.

The scouts said there are a few reasons that could add up to Jones falling into the 6-10 range. First of all, the scouts said that Jones is not a good workout guy. They don't believe that he is going to test well or stand out in the Combine or pre-draft workouts. Area scouts who cover Georgia say that Jones is not a weight-room guy. He doesn't put a lot of work in during the week, but would show up on Saturday and dominate naturally.

They said that Jones is a good guy and a good teammate, but just isn't a tireless worker. As one scout said, "Don't get me wrong, if you watch his tapes you'll say he is worth being the No. 1 rated player and going in the top five of the draft. You can watch him on Saturdays and see that this guy is animal. He's clearly the best player on the field, but not a guy that you'll be in love with during the week. Add in the medical concern and with the testing, and I think he's going to slide some on Draft Day."

Jones' medical condition is a spinal stenosis that happened as a freshman at USC. On a routine hit against Oregon, Jones sustained the injury. A specialist told him he would be fine, but USC's doctors wouldn't clear him and told him he should retire from football. After transferring to Georgia, Jones broke out as one of the best players in college football.

As a junior, Jones had 85 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 24.5 tackles for a loss, seven forced fumbles, three passes broken up and one interception in 2012. Jones had massive performances against Florida and Missouri with consistently good outings all year. Jones led the nation in sacks and for the second straight season had the most sacks in the SEC.

In 2011, he tied for the second-most sacks in the nation, 13.5. He also had 70 tackles with 19.5 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles.

Jones could be a classic example of teams overthinking the draft process. Over the history of the draft, good players have slid because of an unnecessary medical concerns or not working out well at the Combine. If Jones plays in the NFL like he did at Georgia, he'll reward whomever takes him on Draft Day with plenty of teams feeling regret.

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Hazelnut
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I really hope he slides to us. But I just dont see it happening. He may slide a little. But I doubt he'd slide all the way to 15





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I'd rather us keep trading back and get as many draft picks as possible. We're rebuilding the defense and this team needs a lot of young players. We suck at drafting in the 1st anyway.

Cap will eventually catch up with us. More odds at cheap young superstars. Our money is always later in drafts.



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the guy will be an animal on NFL Sundays, all this not a workout warrior and combine result crap having anything to do with his playin skills on Sunday is just BS as usual.





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I really hope he slides to us. But I just dont see it happening. He may slide a little. But I doubt he'd slide all the way to 15
Same here.

Fwiw, this website sees Jones sliding all the way to #17.

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As a junior, Jones had 85 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 24.5 tackles for a loss, seven forced fumbles, three passes broken up and one interception in 2012.


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In 2011, he tied for the second-most sacks in the nation, 13.5. He also had 70 tackles with 19.5 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles.



yeah, I'll take the guy who makes plays.

instead of some workout warrior like Vernon Gholston.






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I'd rather us keep trading back and get as many draft picks as possible.

If someone like Jones ois there, you take him. Id much rather quality over quantity.






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I never thought we'd have a chance at actually landing Jarvis. I think him being in the SEC only makes his stats that much more impressive, too.





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HMTVBrian2
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Vernon Gholston had 14 sacks his last year in college. So it's not like he didn't produce. He just flamed out for whatever reason, in the NFL. I still don't know what happened with that guy.





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Saban said he was the best player they faced all year. I'll take that any day.





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Vernon Gholston had 14 sacks his last year in college. So it's not like he didn't produce. He just flamed out for whatever reason,


oh yeah, I know its just we keep seeing how Jones could end up sliding and you hear the comments about his work ethic.

not everyone can test out perfect for the scouts, it just deosn't work that way. Gholston got a huge bump in his draft status after the combine and people were just going on and on about him. Not really cutting him down, its just he really stuck out to me for a moment there.






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I'd rather us keep trading back and get as many draft picks as possible.


Not with Jones on the board. He's an impact player, and we sort of need those on defense.

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We suck at drafting in the 1st anyway.


Well that's a great reason not to take him.






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Slide baby slide I'll take him any day of the week.





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He is who I want in this draft more than anyone else. If we get him, well, Fay Shell.





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#cryeverytime





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I'd take him if he slid to us.

And screw trading back. I want quality, not quantity.






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He is who I want in this draft more than anyone else.






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adono
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I can tell where that slide stops...#15.





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