Steelers keep up with the Joneses with 17th pick



NFL_Draft_Jones_Broa.jpgFAMOUS FAN–Jarvis Jones, the top 2013 NFL draft prospect from Georgia, is interviewed after the unveiling of a “Smokehouse BBQ Chicken” statue in his likeness, right, to announce his official Subway’s Famous Fan title on April 23, in New York. Jarvis joins a roster of fellow “Famous Fans” that include Robert Griffin III, Justin Tuck, Michael Strahan, Ndamukong Suh, Blake Griffin and Michael Phelps. More than 10 pounds of chicken were used to create the work of art, made by artist James Victor of Conshohocken, Pa. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


by Smokin’ Jim Frazier

When the Pittsburgh Steelers used their first-round pick to select Georgia’s outside linebacker, Jarvis Jones, it became the “shot heard ‘round the Worilds”,

Jason Worilds became the starter for the Steelers at right outside linebacker after James Harrison was released.

Worilds now must utilize every moment of this offseason to prepare to battle Jones for the job.

Jones, (6-2, 245) began his collegiate career at USC in 2009.  He decided to transfer to Georgia in 2010 after not receiving medical clearance to return to football from USC doctors due to spinal stenosis.

Jones earned first-team All-America honors in 2011.  He led the nation in sacks in 2012.

Jones will compete with Worilds, Chris Carter, Marshall McFadden and Adrian Robinson to determine who starts outside along with LaMarr Woodley.


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