Jones was considered to a consensus top five pick earlier in the offseason, but his stock has taken some hits. First it was discovered that Jones has spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal column. However, he has been medically cleared.
In 2012, Jones was an animal on the field, amassing a career-high 14.5 sacks including a three-sack performance against the Florida Gators.
He also had a bad pro day, pulling up with tightness in his hamstring while running his 40-yard dash, although he did finish the drills.
All that said, Jones is a fantastic athlete that can rush the quarterback with relentlessness and wall off a running play to his side of the field. With James Harrison gone, Pittsburgh needs a bookend to LaMarr Woodley, and Jones would certainly provide that.
Jones can play in either a 4-3 or 3-4, but is better suited for the latter. Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau could move him around in formations, exercising all of Jones' abilities.
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