Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/26/13
Before I begin, let me clarify that this is going to be from the devil's advocate position, because I am not only a fan of Jarvis Jones, but I also think this might have been the steal of the first round.With that being said, I will point out the three reasons Jones could be a bust for his new team in Pittsburgh.Jarvis Jones played his freshmen year at the University of South Carolina.After a neck injury, he wasn't cleared to play. He was given a release to transfer and ended up cleared to play for Georgia. Although he had to redshirt in his 2010 season, he would continue on to be dominate in his 2011 and 2012 campaigns.Jarvis Jones is a beast on the field. Apparently he will be wearing 91 for the Steelers, and I doubt you will have to wait long to see him on the field.His unofficial nickname for the Bulldogs was "Dawg Bones" Jones due to his bone crunching tackles, I think he has found a good fit in Pittsburgh. With all of that being said, these are the three reasons he could be a bust.3. Replacing a legendThis is for all Steelers' linebackers, but with the team shipping James Harrison off, they will be compared this season. There will be questions every time there is a busted play, or a missed tackle.Fans will say "that wouldn't have happened to Harrison" and so on. This is unavoidable. With that being said, all of the Steelers LBs would do well to block it out and focus on making their plays.2. SizeThe old saying "size doesn't matter" doesn't apply in the NFL. Usually, size is very important, especially for a linebacker. Some smaller ones have had success, while some larger ones have flopped.There is a concern that at 6'2", 245 pounds, Jones does not possess the frame to add much more mass to compliment his formidable skills. I do not know that he needs much more, and I'm thinking they can add a few more pounds of muscle, but it is a knock against him, even if it is minor.1. DurabilityThis is the big one for Jones, as well as for Steelers fans in general. He has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which ended some careers for the likes of Michael Irvin, Chris Samuels and Marcus McNeill.It is a legitimate concern. He also missed some time with a broken thumb in high school. I consider this to be minor and not a real sign of anything serious. But anytime you have multiple injuries in a players pre-NFL career, people get nervous. Only time will tell how this effects him long term, but we will all surely be watching.All of this said, I believe Jones will have a productive stay in Pittsburgh, and will quickly become a fan favorite. I also believe he will threaten to be a starter from his first day in camp, and will get a lot of playing time in his rookie year. Jarvis Jones is the real deal, and he will be a major player in the Steelers defense in the years to come. 
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