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08:23 AM ET 01.01 | Georgia junior Jarvis Jones hasn't yet made a jump to the NFL official, though many expect him to do so soon. Underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for the draft. But being the top overall pick is clearly something about which Jones has given some sincere thought. Asked if it was important to him to be selected No. 1, Jones answers the question with a question. "Has there ever been a defensive player from Georgia drafted No. 1?," he asked. ... [There] has not been a defensive player from Georgia that has become a No. 1 NFL pick. It's likely that Jones already knew that. And, yes, he'd like to become the first. "It'd be great," said Jones, a 6-foot-3, 241-pound outside linebacker from Columbus. "If I decide to come out I'm going to train to be No. 1."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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January 1, 2013  10:05 AM ET

Hate to say it, but it is too late to train to be No. 1. You either earned it with your play during the season or you didn't. Be realistic and you will be happier if drafted in first round of the draft.

January 1, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hate to say it, but it is too late to train to be No. 1. You either earned it with your play during the season or you didn't. Be realistic and you will be happier if drafted in first round of the draft.

copy dat.

January 1, 2013  11:27 AM ET

Also, you'll be much happier to be taken later in the draft by a team that actually is decent. Don't get picked by the Browns, Chiefs, or Jets.

January 1, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hate to say it, but it is too late to train to be No. 1. You either earned it with your play during the season or you didn't. Be realistic and you will be happier if drafted in first round of the draft.

I disagree - if there are 2 potential number one picks and Jones is a freak at the combine, that could push him to be selected number 1 overall

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January 1, 2013  12:54 PM ET
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....Or Cowboys, for that matter. <smh>

At least they are closer to a playoff than the three I mentioned. The Cowboys almost made it this year. They just need to correct a couple of things and they can make it. Injuries also hurt them badly this year.

Disclaimer: I'm not a Cowboy fan, even kind of dislike them, but I see what I see.

January 1, 2013  01:41 PM ET
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If the boys pick a LB in the first they are fools. I don't care how good he is they need a new owner and they need one badly.

FIFY

January 1, 2013  01:54 PM ET
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If the boys pick a LB in the first they are fools. I don't care how good he is they need olineman and they need them bad.

Amen to that!

January 1, 2013  02:48 PM ET

Has a LB ever been chosen with the first pick of the draft?

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January 1, 2013  04:05 PM ET
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Has a LB ever been chosen with the first pick of the draft?

Chuck Bednarik, Tommy Nobis, Tom Cousineau, Aundray Bruce
not that I knew these, but you posed an interesting enough question it was worth looking up.

January 1, 2013  04:14 PM ET
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Chuck Bednarik, Tommy Nobis, Tom Cousineau, Aundray Brucenot that I knew these, but you posed an interesting enough question it was worth looking up.

Thanks for doing the research.

January 2, 2013  03:20 AM ET

#1? Please...you are no Von Miller and he was #2

 
January 2, 2013  01:41 PM ET
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Safe to say your team losing to nebraska will make that a bit tough to do.

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