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2013 NFL Draft: Jarvis Jones, Chiefs will meet

How about a pass rusher? After the news that the Kansas City Chiefs worked out Dion Jordan and Ziggy Ansah comes word that the Chiefs will also visit with Georgia's Jarvis Jones.


The Kansas City Chiefs met with Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree at the 2013 NFL Combine, but it's another Georgia linebacker that's making the news today. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports from Georgia's pro day that linebacker Jarvis Jones will have a visit with the Chiefs before the 2013 NFL Draft. There are questions about Jones' health, though he has cleared some teams' medical tests.

Dan Kadar of Mocking The Draft would disagree. He has Jones as the 9th rated player. Jones didn't work out at the Combine so his pro day, which is today, will be important.

BJ Kissel recently broke down how Jones could fit on the Chiefs. A snippet of that terrific article is below:

The good

Georgia is one of the few programs in college football that run a base 3-4 defense. Jones has benefited from playing the same role that current Chiefs OLB Justin Houston had played during his time at Georgia. He's constantly lined up as the pass-rushing OLB and he's almost exclusively being sent after the QB every play. He very rarely drops into coverage and isn't moved around nearly as much as Jordan or Ansah.

The questions

My only hesitation with Jones is I'm not sure where you play him on the field if Hali is there as well. Jordan and Ansah both showed the versatility to move around the defense and in Jordan's case to be lined up head-on the slot receiver and in Ansah's case to line up as a 5-technique DE and stuff the run. That's not to say that Jones couldn't be moved around but he wasn't moved around enough at Georgia for me to think he could have a specific role next season with Hali and Houston on the field as well.

Read the whole thing here.

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