Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones has decided to forgo working out at the NFL Scouting Combine, instead focusing on his pro day March 21, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock believes the Browns should target Jones with the sixth overall pick, provided he checks out medically at the combine.
Jones was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column, after injuring his neck while playing for Southern California in 2009. USC’s team doctors would not clear him to play again, but he transferred to Georgia after its doctors approved his comeback.
Jones led the nation in sacks (14 ½), tackles for loss (24 1/2) and forced fumbles (seven) last season. He also had 13 ½ tackles in 2011.