2015 NFL DRAFT

Jarvis Jones, OLB

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Columbus, GA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 245 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
1831
Career Notes
A 6-3, 241-pound native of Columbus, Ga., Jones played in 26 games over his two seasons with Georgia, starting all of them. He finished his career with 28 sacks in that span (1.08/game), which is tied for third in school history. Jones also recorded 44 tackles for loss of 235 yards, 155 total tackles, nine forced fumbles and an interception during his time as a Bulldog.

Jones joined the Bulldogs as a scout team member in 2010 after transferring from Southern California. He was a consensus First Team All-American in 2011 after leading the SEC in sacks (13.5) and tackles for loss (19.5) and piling up 70 tackles in 14 games.

2012 Season
Jones, a 2012 consensus First Team All-American, finished this season leading the nation in sacks (14.5 for loss of 103 yards) and tackles for loss (24.5 for loss of 132 yards) and forced fumbles (seven). He was third on the Bulldogs with 85 stops and added an interception and two fumble recoveries in 12 games played this season (Jones was injured for two of Georgia's 14 games).

In his final game with the Bulldogs, Jones set the single season record for sacks (14.5) after adding a pair versus Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl. He also took over the No. 1 ranking for tackles for loss in a season (24.5) with two against the Cornhuskers. Jones finished with eight tackles during Georgia's 45-31 victory over Nebraska.

2011 Season
Finalist for the Butkus Award. ... AFCA All-American. ... First Team All-SEC by Associated Press and SEC Coaches. ... Started all 13 games recording a team-leading 69 tackles including 19.5 TFL and 13.5 sacks to go along with two forced fumbles, two PBUs and 42 QBPs. ... Ranks first in the SEC and third in NCAA in sacks (1.04 per game) and first in the SEC and tied-10th NCAA in TFL (1.50 per game). ... Eight tackles, including a sack, at No. 21 Ga. Tech. ... Recorded seven tackles, including 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass break-up vs. Kentucky. ... Five tackles, including two sacks, vs. No. 24 Auburn. ... Named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Payer of the Week, Walter Camp Award Defensive Player of the Week, CFPA National Defensive Player of the Week, SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week and the Rivals.com SEC Player of the Week after he recorded five tackles, including four sacks, the second most in school history for a single game vs. Florida; also forced a fumble. ... Recorded six tackles at Vanderbilt. ... Named to Phil Steele's 2011 Midseason All-SEC First Team. ... Had five tackles, including 3.5 for a loss, at Tennessee. ... Registered five tackles, including a pair of sacks, vs. Mississippi State. ... Recorded six tackles vs. No. 12 S. Carolina. ... Against No. 5 Boise St., had a career-high 11 tackles incld. 2.5 TFL. ... Named to the Nagurski Award Watch List. ... Recorded a tackle for loss in spring G-Day game. ... Recipient of the Ken & Jody Jackson Family Football Scholarship.
2010 Season
Redshirted after transferring from USC. ... Member of the scout team. ... Recipient of the Paul and June Martin Football Scholarship.
2009 Season
Saw significant action as a backup strongside LB and key special teamer...Appeared in the first eight games recording 13 tackles, including 1.5 for losses...Suffered a neck sprain at Oregon and was sidelined for USC's last five games...Season-high five tackles against San Jose State.
High School
Carver...2008 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, ESPN 150, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep All-Dixie, Prep Star All-Southeast, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11, All-State Class AAA first team and Columbus Ledger-Enquirer All-City Defensive MVP as a senior...Had 77 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 4 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles in 2008 despite being sidelined late in the season with a broken thumb...As a junior in 2007, made Rivals.com Junior All-American first team, All-State Class AAA Defensive MVP and Columbus Ledger-Enquirer All-City Defensive MVP...Had 157 tackles, 26 tackles for a loss, 4 sacks and 2 interceptions in 2007 and Carver won the 2007 Georgia state AAA championship...Also played basketball, earning 2008 All-State honors.
Personal
Born: Oct. 13, 1989; Major: Pre-Journalism.
 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 12. *Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia: Scouts are left to question how much of Jones' statistics were inflated by scheme after a less-than-impressive Pro Day workout in which he ran the 40 in a relatively pedestrian 4.90 seconds. Frankly, I don't care about that number. The numbers I think apply more are Jones 24.5 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles in 2012, which led the country. Jones might slip on draft day but he will prove a steal if he falls out of the top half -- just as Terrell Suggs did after a poor workout at Arizona State in 2003. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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