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Jarvis Jones: A sacker, not a dancer

Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is Mel Kiper’s Lions’ pick at No. 5 overall in his first mock draft. 

It’s early in the process and Jones, an excellent pass rusher, has a past neck injury that could change everything.

 However, I’m all for taking him with the fifth overall pick for one reason — he sacks, he doesn’t dance. And the Georgia linebacker sacks a lot — 14.5 last season to lead the nation.

 “He brings a workmanlike effort and will sack quarterbacks, and skip the dance as he helps them up,’’ Kiper wrote in his mock draft notes on Jones.

 Good enough for me.

 It makes me crazy when current Lions like Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley dance and celebrate like they’d won the Super Bowl when they get a sack — even if the Lions are down and out of the game.

 Sacks are a big deal and the sack dances are tolerable when the Lions hold a lead. But when they are woefully behind, I think they are inappropriate.

 If Kiper is right on this, score one for Jarvis Jones.

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Blogger Melissa Jenks said...

Completely agree about the sack dances, and I also think that Matthew Stafford will do well with more Georgia players on his team. Do the drafters think about that sort of thing at all?

12:34 PM 

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