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Jarvis Jones among Dawgs trying to impress scouts at Pro Day

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ATHENS, Ga. -

Up in Athens on Thursday, 17 draft eligible football players worked out for scouts at NFL pro day. Among them was former Carver High school linebacker Jarvis Jones.

They call pro day one of the most intensive job interviews you can have. For former Georgia Bulldogs, they are hoping their performance landed them a job in the NFL.

There is plenty of NFL talent leaving UGA and headed to the pro game. Jarvis Jones is among the best. He wanted scouts to know he is healthy and ready for the pros.

"Any team that gets me, they are going to have a great, great, great guy, a great football player that is willing to work hard and will sacrifice everything to be great," said Jarvis Jones.

Twelve defensive players are leaving the Dawgs. Alec Ogletree says the draft process is a dream come true.

"Where I'll get drafted, I don't know," said Ogletree. "I'll have a lot of interviews coming up. I'll go work out and stuff like that. I'm just looking forward to going up there, wherever I go and get drafted by whoever."

And the big lineman in the trenches got attention too. John Jenkins says he needed to show NFL coaches only one thing.

"That big man got swag," said Jenkins. "That is all that it was. When you're doing these drills out there, they want to see how smooth you look. They want to see all the little things. They know you can play ball. Otherwise, they wouldn't be here watching you."

Mark Richt was impressed with how his former players looked.

"If you just look at their body types and how hard they have worked," said Coach Richt. "If you watch their drill work and how smooth they looked, you can tell there will be a bunch of bulldogs out of this class that make it in the league. And, we are excited about that."

Jarvis Jones' official 40 time was 4.92. He says his play says more than drills.

"I"m a football player," said Jones. "If they don't pick me for not being a football player, then the draft isn't what it is. It's about football, right? I'm a football player. That is what I do."

They all just hope scouts were impressed.

Jarvis Jones told me he has very high expectations. He thinks he should be the first pick in the NFL draft.

The players will continue working out. They will also do individual interview and workouts with pro teams. It all leads up to the NFL draft next month in New York.

Dayne Young

Dayne is a sports anchor and reporter for WRBL. He started covering the Chattahoochee Valley in September 2012. More>>

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