By Larry GLicken

It’s draft day. The Pittsburgh Steelers have to consider replacing some of their defensive players. I can see the team taking outside linebacker, Jarvis Jones tonight. The guy is a good young talent that could help the Steelers defense right away.

Jones, who played his college football at the University of Georgia, should be an impact player in the NFL from the start. The guy was a beast for the Georgia Bulldogs football team. He was recognized as a consensus All-American. The reason for this, was the way he laid the hits on people.

Jones fits the Pittsburgh Steelers, profile of a defensive player. He is hard-hitting and can bring an intimidation factor onto the field with him. Last season, in 12 games, Jones recorded 85 tackles, 24 tackles-for-loss, 14.5 sacks, 1 interception, 7 forced fumbles, and 2 fumbles recovered. He missed games against Kentucky and Florida Atlantic. He played an integral role in wins over Missouri and Florida.  So far Jones has been named an AFCA First Team All-American, the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press and voted The 2012 Premier Player of College Football by sports fans.

Tell me the Steelers couldn’t use this guys help. Jarvis Jones is too good a player for the Steelers to pass up. The team is getting older and Jones can bring the youth needed to the Steelers to start rejuvenating the Steelers defense. If Jones is still available when the Steelers go on the clock, they shouldn’t wast much time making the selection.

It is going to be interesting in Pittsburgh if they do select Jarvis Jones with their first pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

 

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