How Former First-Rounder Jarvis Jones Fits in Steelers’ Future Plans

December 25, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with James Harrison, they knew they were losing one of the best playmakers at linebacker in the league. No wonder they were so excited to select college football’s best playmaker—Jarvis Jones—with their first-round draft pick.
After a poor pro day, there were some red flags concerning Jones’ workout numbers, but it was still hard to ignore his production at the college level and potential in the pros.
"He definitely is one of the guys I talked about the other day as being a special player in this draft," general manager Kevin Colbert said, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "He's a solid kid, a great player. He was dominant at a major college. He plays the run, chases the ball and, most important, he gets after the passer.”
Jones has a long way to go before he develops into that type of player in the NFL, but he is getting valuable experience already as a rookie. This should only be...

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