Jarvis Jones Mocks Himself to Pittsburgh

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

A bold statement made by the outside linebacker prospect from Georgia, but one that may end up coming true.

Jarvis Jones told NFL.com's Ian Rapaport that, "If I even get to 17, I don't think I get past the (Pittsburgh) Steelers. I mean, from what I've been told, I don't think I get past the Steelers."

Typically players don’t predict where they will get drafted after the first few picks of the draft, as the process is so unpredictable people make their entire career off of mocking the draft. Jones seems pretty confident he will be unavailable at the 18th pick tomorrow night, and count me as one fan who agrees with him.

Jones was recently named a Subway "Famous Fan," like Robert Griffin III and Justin Tuck and and had a 35-pound image of himself crafted out of smokehouse BBQ chicken.

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Jones had a rough spring, and his stock has fallen from a top-5 pick, to a realistic option for the Pittsburgh Steelers. We’ve all seen this play out every draft season: teams forget what film tape is and remember 40 times and bench press reps. Then the Steelers, Ravens, and Patriots swoop in and pick up great players at the end of round 1.

Jones has been compared to Terrell Suggs, Von Miller (this, a million times this), and even James Harrison. The Steelers might not put his name on their card Thursday night, but I suspect that is only if a team before them already has. Jones will not make it to the 18th pick in the draft, and along with the 49ers being guaranteed to trade up, I will not make any other guarantees for this draft.

Jones has visited the Bills, Browns, Chiefs, Colts, Eagles, Lions, Rams, Saints, and Steelers. If Jones makes it past the Saints, he will still wear Black and Gold on Sundays.

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