Jarvis Jones motivated by prospect of becoming a No. 1 draft pick
Jarvis Jones and teammates celebrate after his strip of Florida’s Jordan Reed clinched the Bulldogs’ victory. (AJC photo by Bob Andres)
ORLANDO, Fla. – When you ask Jarvis Jones whether it’s important to him to become the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, you start to get an idea where his head is at regarding making an early jump for the pros.
No, Jones still has not said definitively whether he’ll be leaving Georgia after this, his junior, year. But seeing how he is projected as a consensus top five selection by the most respected draft analysts, it’s generally thought to be a foregone conclusion that the two-time All-American will go ahead take the NFL millions now. Underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for the draft.
But being the top overall pick is clearly something about which Jones has some sincere thought. Asked if if it was important to him to be selected No. 1, Jones answers the question with a question.
“Has there ever been a defensive player …
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