If there’s been any player more impressive than Murray, it’s got to be junior linebacker Jarvis Jones.
In his second year with the Bulldogs after transferring from Southern Cal, Jones is working his way into Heisman talk—no easy feat for a linebacker.
Jones' stats speak for themselves. He leads the SEC in tackles for loss with 7.5 and is tied for first in the conference with five sacks—and that’s despite sitting out the FAU game with a groin injury.
In the Missouri game, with the Tigers still battling the Bulldogs into the fourth quarter, Jones put UGA on his back and pretty much sealed the game all by himself. On consecutive possessions, he returned an interception to the Missouri one-yard line, then forced a James Franklin fumble that was recovered on the Missouri five. Both turnovers lead to Georgia touchdowns.
Not only is Jones a tremendous football player, but he is a leader and makes the players around him better. With Jones at the helm and starters Alec Ogletree and Bacarri Rambo almost certainly returning this week against Tennessee, the Bulldog defense will be a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the season.