Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jarvis Jones speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
It’s Mock Draft season these days in the football world. As the draft in April gets closer, closer, and closer, the mainstream media, and everyone else too, gives their opinions, via Mock Drafts, as to who will go when in April.
At the J-E-T Press we have been no different, releasing a mock draft yesterday. Today, however, we are going to review another Mock, this time one by Daniel Jeremiah from the NFL Network, which he has updated since the Combine.
You can take a look at his entire one round mock by clicking here. The choice by Jeremiah for the New York Jets at #9 is………………………………………………………………..
Jarvis Jones, OLB, University of Alabama
Improving the pass rush is a priority for the Jets. If Jones checks out medically, he’s the most polished edge rusher in the draft. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Jets decided to look at a receiver in this spot.
First thing to note is that I disagree with Daniel that the Jets might look wide receiver here. Too high. With Holmes coming back, Kerley getting better, Braylon Edwards possibly coming back, and Hill with a year under his belt sets up a team that doesn’t have an urgent need at wide receiver. The pass rusher is a much greater need.
We have talked a lot on this website about Jarvis Jones, and how well he would fit in. As long as he is medically clear, which it sounds like his is, he should be just fine. 28 sacks over two years with the Georgia Bulldogs should tell you all you need to know about his ability to rush the QB. Yes it’s college, but you still need talent to get to the QB, even a college one.
Here are some highlights, look at how fast he is (#29):
His first step off the line is lightning fast, and he uses his hands to fend off offensive linemen quite well. Jarvis Jones has a ton of talent, and would be an asset to the Rex Ryan defense.