The key to winning a job as an OLB for the Steelers is having a name that starts with J.
Jason Gildon, Joey Porter, James Harrison, Jason Worilds (maybe)
Jarvis Jones has two J's. The job is therefore his to lose.
"He could go undrafted. That's how bad his Combine was. It all started when Burfict blamed others for his struggles this past season during Sunday's press conference...Burfict would later reportedly bomb during the team interviews. It got even worse when he hit the field. Burfict ran 4.93 and 5.10 in his two 40 attempts with an awful 10-yard split of 1.70. His broad jump (8-8) and vertical leap (30 inches) also indicated that he has no burst. I'm not done. Burfict had some of the shortest arms of any linebacker in Indianapolis (31 1/4). You'd think this would help his bench press, but he elected not to participate in the weight room. Again, Burfict could go undrafted. It's amazing how far he's fallen in six months."
All Pac 10 dominant player. Projected 1st rounder.......absolute combine DOG on a scale that DWARFS what Jones did.
DID NOT MATTER....he is a PLAYER period.
127 tackles as an outside LBer.......
We drafted an inside LBer who got hurt (no telling how good he might have been).....regardless, I say Burfect would look REAL NICE on the inside in our defense.
Until his play shows otherwise, to me the combine means NOTHING in my judgement of Jones.
As the coaches keep saying.......if he had a great combine, we would have never had the chance to get him.
Be thankful he ran a terrible 40.
Mark Kaboly @MarkKaboly_Trib:
Jarvis Jones just put on a clinic to end practice. Time for the rookie to graduate from third team.