So far the consensus from the two big dog draftniks is that the Lions will take outside linebacker Jarvis Jones with their No. 5 overall pick at the NFL draft.
Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks and ESPN’s Mel Kiper project Jones as the Lions first-round pick.
Are you good with that?
Jones is a pass rusher, the Lions need a pass rusher. Kiper sees him playing a role similar to that of Von Miller with the Broncos. Miller, who played at Texas A&M, has 30 sacks in his first two seasons — 18.5 of them in 2012.
Both are the same size — 6-foot-3 and about 240 pounds.
Jones played at Georgia. His spinal stenosis during his freshman season at USC remains a concern.
It’s way too early to know anything for certain. The draft opens three months from today.
But it’s interesting to see that Jarvis Jones seems to fit the Lions needs — at least from the outsiders’ perspectives.