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2013 NFL Draft: Georgia's Jarvis Jones headed to NFL

By Dane Brugler | NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst

Georgia junior outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, according to CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler.

Jones is currently rated as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 3 overall prospect, projected as a top-10 pick in recent mock drafts.

A First Team All-SEC performer, Jones broke Georgia's single-season sack record (14 1/2) and had 85 tackles (24 1/2 for a loss), seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception. A Georgia native and USC transfer, he leaves Athens with 28 career sacks, leading the conference in this category the past two seasons.

Although not limited to a 3-4 defense, Jones' best fit at the next level will be on a defense that allows him to stand up and rush the passer, needing room to operate. He is an explosive athlete with the quickness and range to make plays all over the field and attack from different angles at the line of scrimmage.

He will draw comparisons to Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller, but Jones doesn't have the same body type or power to consistently shed once engaged. Additionally, his medical history will be a hot topic over the next few months due to a condition known as spinal stenosis, which could affect him down the road in his career. Based on his ability, Jones projects as a first-round pick, but the injury concerns could push him down several draft boards.

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