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Jarvis Jones eyes being No. 1 pick

Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones is hoping to become the first defensive player from the state of Georgia to go No. 1 overall in the NFL draft.


Star Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones has not officially declared for the 2013 NFL Draft, but considering he's projected by many to go in the top five, it seems like only a matter of time before he throws his hat in the ring. There's also an outside shot that Jones could be the first defensive player from Georgia to go No. 1 overall, which would be a huge honor for the linebacker (via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution):

"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. I'm not going to train to be in the Top 10 or the Top 5. I'm going to train to be the No. 1 draft pick."

Jones was named a consensus All-American for the second-straight year. He's third on the Bulldogs in tackles with 77 and leads the team in sacks with 12.5. Jones needs two more sacks to break David Pollack's school record.

A huge performance against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2013 Capital One Bowl could potentially vault Jones up some draft boards to No. 1. The Kansas City Chiefs own the first pick and many think they will go with a quarterback, but anything can happen. Jones has until Jan. 15 to declare for the draft.

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