Jarvis Jones, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, ran a 4.92 in the 40-yard-dash today. Jones had previously declared himself the best player in the draft and was one of the most highly touted recruits coming out of the NCAA this year.
Jarvis Jones’ official 40-yard dash time today was 4.92, per UGA. Alec Ogletree was 4.63, Bacarri Rambo 4.59.
— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) March 21, 2013
Jones has been praised for his speed and the 40 time is discouraging for his draft prospects but he could still find himself in the top 5. According to Pro Football Talk, Jones has talks scheduled with the Chiefs, Eagles, and Lions – all teams scheduled to pick in the top 5 this year. In his final year in the NCAA, Jones recorded 85 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 1 interception, and 7 forced fumbles for the University of Georgia.