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If the Pittsburgh Steelers want to replace James Harrison with a conventional outside linebacker rather than investing time in converting a defensive end like Damontre Moore, they could go with Jarvis Jones from Georgia.
The question here is whether or not Jones will last until the middle of the round. Pittsburgh is not in any condition to move up in the round, so Jones will have to fall to them as David DeCastro did last April.
If Pittsburgh can nab Jones, they’ll get a tenacious defender with excellent pass-rush skills who can disrupt an offense’s flow. He’s very similar to Harrison in his style of play. He’s not polished, but he could start before the end of the 2013 season or from the start if he proves to be a quick study.
The outside linebacker position right now is all about how much faith the team has in Jason Worilds being able to take what he accomplished in spot duty last season and turn it into a full season (and a career) of the same sort.