Steelers Jones Looks to Make Impact

Steelers Rookie Jarvis Jones
Jones is looking to become a starter at outside linebacker.

Pittsburgh’s first pick in the draft didn’t take much time letting the black and gold fans know how he feels about the selection

“It’s special.  Just to be a part of this organization is special.  I think it was a great choice by them to bring me in.  I’m very grateful and blessed for it.  As for now I’m just going to go out here and give everything that I’ve got.  Try to do my best in getting coached up and learn the system,” said Jarvis Jones.

The one thing he won’t have to worry about is learning the 3-4

“It’s a lot of the same stuff.  Different terminology.  They do it a little different then we did in college, but I mean the concept I kind of get it.  I think I adjusted to it well today.  I had a couple ME’s (mental errors)  but I have time to get coached up by my coaches and learn where I need to be,” Jones said.

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With the absence of James Harrison, Jones has a chance to come in and start for a bruising Steelers defense that ranked first among NFL teams a season ago.

“I’m happy man.  I’m more excited than anybody can be.  I think this was the best choice of the whole entire draft, you know me being in Pittsburgh.  This is what I was hoping for and wishing for.  It happened and it is like a dream come true,” said the Steelers rookie.

For Jones that dream will continue on September 8th when the Steelers host the Titans to open the season

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