September 22, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jarvis Jones (29) in the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 48-3. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs NFL Draft Prospect Preview


The Florida Gators have arguably the toughest task of their stellar season thus far today as they take on the Georgia Bulldogs at Everbank Field in Jacksonville. The Gators are trying to keep their undefeated season alive while the 10th ranked Bulldogs are trying to earn their way back to the top of the BCS standings.

You can check out our full reports on the top prospects for both teams playing today.

10 Georgia Bulldogs

2 Florida Gators

Here is a preview of what you’ll get in those prospect previews for both teams:

Georgia Bulldogs

29 Jarvis Jones, Outside Linebacker (3-4), Junior  6’2″ 242 pounds

2011 Notes

Pros: excellent athletic ability…serious burst off the line of scrimmage…incredible upside..an insane amount of production in 2011…plays with a lot of anger against the pass and the rush…good wrap up tackler…has a good bull rush…plays with good leverage consistently…has the athletic ability and fluidity to drop back into coverage and be effective…Lays some punishing blows…Fantastic motor…Long arms

Cons: Has some problems disengaging from blocks in the run game at times, but generally does a good job of stacking and shedding to get to the ball carrier…Needs more seasoning in his pass rushing repertoire…could stand to get bigger…inexperienced needs to continue refining his technique in pass coverage…Transferred to USC because of a neck injury in his freshman year that he couldn’t get medically cleared by the Trojans medical staff

All year I’ve been wondering who is going to step up and take the reins to become the top 34 OLB, and that player has been Jarvis Jones. Jones has been extremely productive this year because of his non stop motor and pure physical abilities. Jones could use a lot of refinement and also add a little weight. When good offensive linemen get their long arms on him he has trouble getting off the blocks, but he generally does a good job of using his hands to stack and shed offensive linemen. He’s so quick off the ball when he’s rushing the passer that he is able to get his arms into the OT quickly and bull rush him, much like Von Miller. Jones drops back into coverage for the Bulldogs now and you can see his athleticism, but he needs to continue to work on his drops. Jones could be the first 34 OLB drafted in 2012 if he comes out, which means that he could be a top 15 selection.

 

Florida Gators

73 Sharrif Floyd, Defensive Tackle, Junior  6’3″ 303 pounds

Big, powerful defensive tackle prospect who entered college football with a bang back in 2010, earning a spot on the All-SEC Freshman team. Floyd is a versatile lineman who is not a great pass rusher but certainly knows how to occupy blockers and make plays in the backfield. He has played both defensive tackle as well as on the outside at end, and has been very productive for the Gators, living up to his hype as an All-American prep. So far as a junior, Floyd is lighting it up once again. He is making plays in the backfield and proving that his freshman year was not a fluke. What Floyd does so well is use his hands and quickness off the ball to beat offensive linemen. There is no guarantee that he will be coming out after his junior season, but if you see his name entered into the 2013 crop of players, it’s likely he’ll be a high selection.

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