Friday, April 26, 2013

Steelers Pick Jarvis Jones, OL

Steelers Go With Jarvis Jones

"Never ceases to amazes how the Steelers find physical, productive defenders." Bart Hubbuck, NY Post

A look at Jarvis:

  • Jarvis is a  245 pound, 6'2" outside linebacker from the University of Georgia.
  • All American first team honors (2012 season)
  • He was a finalist for the Lombardi Trophy (2012 season)
  • He recorded 168 tackles in his college career. Of those, 91 were solo tackles.
  • He caused 9 fumbles, ninth best among NCAA players.
  • He broke up five passes with one interception (2012 season)
  • Averaged 1.21 QB tackles per game, second in the nation. (2012 season).


  • Good speed who can turn inside to the pocket in a hurry.
  • Quick bursts off the snap.
  • Outstanding "chase" player who can take the play to the sideline.
  • Good wrap tackler.
  • Quick speed to drop into coverage.

  • Needs to develop better strength for his rushes.
  • Weak in hand moves. Needs to develop better and quicker spin moves.
  • Slow 40 time on pro day but is much faster.
  • History of spinal stenosis (stiffness in joints and numbness in neck and may cause weakness in legs) but cleared., Yahoo Sports, USA Today, NY Post