Former Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones (6-2, 242 pounds) is a player the Browns are likely considering with the sixth overall pick in April’s NFL draft. Even the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock loves him in the Browns’ new multi-front system.
With a glaring need for pass rushers, combined with Jones’ ability to play both linebacker and defensive end, he would appear to be the perfect selection.
However, he does have one lingering health concern: stenosis in his back (it sure sounds serious, as it’s a narrowing of the spine). It may be a reason as to why Jones will not work out at the NFL combine this week, but it could also simply be a matter of him wanting to instead focus on Georgia’s Pro Day, which will take place March 21.
If he is completely healthy, Jones is certainly worth a top 10 pick. If not, the Browns will be taking a big risk by selecting him, which is a shame, because they need a player exactly like Jones.