2013 NFL Draft Scouting Reports - Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

April 14, 2011; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jarvis Jones (29) during the first half of the Georgia spring game at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

The past two years I have done reports very similar to this but I never published them. This year, I have decided to publish my scouting reports for the world to see. A draft grade of 90 or above is considered a first round pick and 95 or above is a top 10 pick. One Scouting Report per day will be published on Draft Database at 8AM.

Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 241

Class: RS Junior

2011 Stats: 70 tackles, 13.5 sacks

Draft Projection: Top 5

Draft Grade (out of 100): 98.5

Player Comparison: James Harrison, OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Strengths:

  • excellent athlete
  • incredible burst off the line of scrimmage
  • incredible upside
  • great production
  • plays with anger against both the pass and the run
  • good wrap up tackler
  • good bull rush
  • good leverage
  • can drop into coverage and be effective
  • big hitter
  • fantastic motor
  • long arms

Weaknesses:

  • Has some troubles disengaging from blocks in the run game
  • Needs more seasoning in his pass rush repertoire
  • Could add weight
  • inexperienced
  • Neck injury his freshman year of college

Final Word: Jones has James Harrison like upside and is a very safe pick. I currently have him graded as my #1 player in the 2013 draft. He plays mean, fast, and smart and can do everything you look for in a 3-4 OLB.

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