Jarvis Jones believes that playing in a 3-4 defense at Georgia will help him transition to Steelers defense

The Steelers selected Jarvis Jones 17th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. Jones played in a 3-4 scheme while in college at Georgia.

“Georgia’s 3-4 system under Coach Grantham was very helpful for me and my pro career at Pittsburgh, said Jones via georgiadogs.com. There may be more to do here and it may be more complex, but what I learned at Georgia has given me an advantage with the Steelers. To begin with, I am playing for a first-class organization. They expect to compete for the Super Bowl every year. The Steelers have won more Super Bowls than any NFL team, and they expect to win more.

Just like it was at Georgia with Coach Grantham, our D-coordinator here, Dick LeBeau, is very knowledgeable about the 3-4 defense, and he knows how to teach it. He is a very good communicator, and the players appreciate him and his style. It is fun to come to practice and learn something new from him every day. One thing different is that I will be playing right outside linebacker with the Steelers. At Georgia, I flopped, depending on what the offense was doing.”

I expect Jarvis Jones to be a situational pass rusher in his rookie year. Even though Jones has prior experience in a 3-4 defense, I still find it hard to see him become a starter in his first season. Jones isn’t a full package pass rusher; he relies very much on his initial quickness.