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Jarvis Jones “hearing a lot of buzz” about Jets

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After seeing himself sculpted out of sandwich parts earlier in the day, Jarvis Jones said he could easily see himself as part of the hash that has become the Jets.

The Georgia linebacker told our Erik Kuselias in an interview which will air on this afternoon’s Pro Football Talk (5 p.m., NBC Sports Network) he’s heard that he could be drafted anywhere in a broad range, but that the team picking ninth and 13th makes a lot of sense.

“Pittsburgh, Houston, Buffalo, New Orleans, Indianapolis,” Jones mentioned. “Haven’t really talked to the Jets but I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz. I think that everybody that I come across that’s an NFL football fan, that’s all they keep talking about, is the Jets.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan worked him out at the Georgia pro day, and Jones’ pass-rush skills would be a fit for a defense in dire need of pass-rush. His slow-40 knock also makes him similar in background to Terrell Suggs, one of Ryan’s favorites. The Steelers are another worth watching closely, as his style seems a like-for-like replacement for James Harrison.

Jones is an intriguing player, simply because he made so many plays in college. The 4.92 40-yard dash is worth noting, but not enough on its own to make him fall far, and perhaps not past 13th.

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12 Responses to “Jarvis Jones “hearing a lot of buzz” about Jets”
  1. realfootballfan says: Apr 24, 2013 9:11 AM

    It would be just like the Jets to have traded their best player to gain more picks in a universally regarded weak draft class just to take a guy who’s career might be shortened due to his spinal problems.

  2. areyoudue says: Apr 24, 2013 9:13 AM

    This kid just continues to make plays; not too concerned about the bad combine numbers. Some team will be lucky to get him…

  3. skoobyfl says: Apr 24, 2013 9:23 AM

    Rex worked on that sandwich is more accurate.

  4. humbleminded85 says: Apr 24, 2013 9:26 AM

    Gotta admit, it’s hard to read this article when my eyes don’t wanna stop looking at the dead guy dressed in ham.

  5. deevo265 says: Apr 24, 2013 9:36 AM

    SEC sack leaders haven’t faired well at the next stage.

  6. logicalsteelerfan says: Apr 24, 2013 9:36 AM

    Hope this guy falls to #17! We had ZERO pass rush these last two years.

  7. The Prophet says: Apr 24, 2013 9:42 AM

    I got to hand it to Jarvis Jones. No one has done a better job improving his own stock than him. Everyday he keeps fabricating brand new rumors that teams will draft him, and I’m sure by Thursday afternoon he’ll be hearing a lot of buzz about the Chiefs picking him #1. And this year of all years, this sort of stuff will work and he’ll get drafted higher than normal. Good for him.

  8. green41563 says: Apr 24, 2013 9:52 AM

    This draft might stink, but Jarvis Jones’s *tape* is a top-10 pick in any draft.

  9. steelpenbucs87 says: Apr 24, 2013 9:57 AM

    As a Steelers fan, this is a guy I’d love to see the Steelers grab.

    If you go based off of tape alone, he’s a top 5 talent. He underwhelmed at the combine (redeemed himself a little at his Pro Day), and the Spine is a consideration (although Doctor’s cleared him to play). If he goes outside the top 10, I think whoever picks him will have gotten a steal.

  10. doubleogator says: Apr 24, 2013 10:32 AM

    does that bust of himself come with him if you draft him?

  11. purpleguy says: Apr 24, 2013 10:42 AM

    The Jets should draft the sandwich mannequin — probably as talented as Sanchez.

  12. walkinginthewasteland says: Apr 24, 2013 1:08 PM

    I wonder how much tape there was on Jones feet, err footwork for Rexie to review?

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