It’s a cocktail of injuries that will keep Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones from working out at the Scouting Combine. But it’s an injury that forced him out of Southern Cal that is getting NFL teams to yank him off their draft boards.
Per a league source, Jones’ neck has prompted multiple teams to shy away from considering him, especially in round one. He left USC due to concerns over his spinal stenosis. The fact that Georgia welcomed him with open arms shows that reasonable medical minds will differ on whether to take the risk associated with a narrowed spinal canal.
While some team surely will be willing to roll the dice on one of the top defensive players in the draft pool, multiple teams already have decided to avoid him.