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PFF names Jarvis Jones as the Steelers worst draft pick since 2006


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Since joining the Steelers in 2000, Kevin Colbert has hit on most of his first-round draft picks, but there are a few exceptions. The first ones that come to mind are Jarvis Jones in 2013 and Artie Burns in 2016. The two are really the only flat-out first-round busts during the Colbert era.


Pro Football Focus released an article today that featured the worst NFL draft pick for all 32 teams since 2006, and they went with Jones over Burns.


"Jones had notoriously bad testing numbers coming out of Georgia, but the Steelers still nabbed the SEC defensive player of the year," Michael Renner of PFF wrote. "After 28 sacks, his final two seasons with the Bulldogs, he managed six in four seasons before exiting the NFL. Thankfully, the Steelers went the opposite route on the edge a few years later and ended up with T.J. Watt."


As Renner mentions, Jones had just six career sacks in four seasons. It's hard to get much worse than that when being a first-round pick. At least Burns had some decent years before he lost his confidence and just completely flamed out.




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