Is his splits and agility drills posted? He plays fast on tape. Besides his health, the only concern I had was about his playing strength. He doesn't have the frame to add more bulk and if he does...Does his agility decline.
Terrell Suggs ran about the same time at his pro day....Just sayin'.
6- Time Super Bowl Champions......
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Good. He's more like to be available at 1.17 now.
It would be a surprise to me if the Steelers did draft him even if he was there.
It was a big play. But James is an OLB. Their job is to rush the quarterback. LB's like Timmons, who can play the run, and cover within 10 yards of the LOS in the middle and the flats are the future of this league. I think OLB rushers like James and Woodley are going to become afterthoughts because of the rules Goodell wants. Teams are going to ditch the 3-4 scheme and go back to the 4-3. You can add more players in the secondary to cover the spread offenses with multiple receiver sets and try to get pressure from the DL.
Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
Tomlin IMO will install his Tampa Two scheme the minute LeBeau is out the door.
You guys need to understand that Goodell is changing the game. Things that occurred in 2008 will feel like it was 30 years ago by the time he's done.
Big time play by a big time player. Talkin' about JH not Jarvis Jones.
Last edited by thor75; 03-22-2013 at 01:43 AM.
Jarvis Jones disappoints at Georgia Pro Day
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 21, 2013
The reviews are in from Georgia’s Pro Day, and while linebacker Jarvis Jones declared himself the best player in the draft afterward, most other observers weren’t so impressed.
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock reported from the Pro Day that Jones ran a 40-yard dash in the 4.9-second range, and that representatives of multiple teams were alarmed that Jones was that slow.
“I think a 4.9 is a red flag,” Mayock said. “I talked to a lot of coaches and scouts and they all said the same thing: ‘Wow. A lot slower than we expected.’”
By way of comparison, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o was also marked down by several observers as too slow after he ran his 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine — and Te’o, who finished in 4.82 seconds, was faster than Jones.
A 40 time isn’t everything: As former NFL general manager Charley Casserly noted on NFL Network, Jones’s 40 is comparable to the 40 that Terrell Suggs ran at his Pro Day, a workout that had some people downgrading Suggs but didn’t dissuade the Ravens from spending a Top 10 pick on him — and didn’t stop Suggs from becoming one of the NFL’s best defensive players. But Suggs is also 260 pounds. In the next breath, Casserly said he couldn’t remember any linebackers Jones’s size (245 pounds) who were able to overcome a 4.9-second 40 and still play well in the NFL.
Jones does, of course, have plenty of good game tape to back him up: He wasn’t a two-time All-American for nothing. As Mayock said, the question facing NFL teams now is, “Do you throw out the 4.9 and go back to the tape and trust that he can do what you ask him to do?”
Jones has to hope teams are willing to do just that.
NFL teams turn on the tape. 4.85 is nothing, that's why I think the Jets take him at #9
Why jones at 17?
didnt we draft worldis in the 2nd a few years ago for when James left?
Just like we did with ziggy (smith) and cam (keisel)
After reading up on Jones I don't know if he would fit what the Steelers are looking for in a OLB.
Can he stop the run, and shed blocks? While is sack total is impressive his overall talent as a complete OLB may not be as impressive, I think the Steelers pass.
Remember Huey Richardson?