Wex Talks to Keith Butler About Jarvis Jones

If you’re like me, you had no problem with the Steelers using the No. 17 pick in the April draft to replace James Harrison. By all accounts, Jarvis Jones was the SEC’s version of Deebo last season.

There were questions about the stenosis, the 4.9 speed, and the age (Jones is 24), but it’s hard to overlook what he perpetrated against SEC offenses in 2012: 24.5 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks and the seven forced fumbles.

But the college productivity hasn’t paid immediate NFL dividends. And, really, that’s not a surprise; even though Jones played outside linebacker in Georgia’s 3-4 scheme, what he’s being asked to do in Pittsburgh is still uncomfortable and unfamiliar.

So it’s a process, one that requires patience, which, frankly, most of us don’t have.

There’s reason for hope,  however. SteelCityInsider.net’s Jim Wexell got the details on Jones’ progress from Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler. It’s the best thing you’ll read today. Enjoy.

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  • djanyreason

    …not sure how college productivity could have paid NFL dividends yet, at least without the use of a time machine.

    • http://www.steelerslounge.com/ ryan

      Good point, counselor. I meant it more in the ‘FANS WANT TO SEE DOMINATION FROM THE FIRST DAY OF TRANING CAMP — NO EXCEPTIONS’ sense, but it doesn’t read that way.

      That said, I blame you for not reading my mind.