The first day of rookie camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to now be in the books and first round draft pick Jarvis Jones talked to members of the media following the practice.
According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network on Twitter, Jones said that following him being drafted by the Steelers, LaMarr Woodley, Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor all called him draft night to welcome him to the team.
“I’m going to get up on those guys wings and learn everything I can,” said Jones, who just so happened to work out with renown trainer Tom Shaw this offseason down in Florida, presumably with Taylor and a few other Steelers players.
As far as Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau getting on him during his first practice, Jones said that wasn\’t the case.
“Nah, he’s more chill, he’s more laid back,” the outside linebacker said.
Jones was also apparently asked at one point how his game compares to that of former Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who was released by the team back in March, and he wisely didn\’t take the bait, according to Kinkhabwala.
“I don\’t compare myself in no way to James Harrison,” said Jones, via the Twitter report. “He\’s a great player. Respect him. Never met him. But I love his game. I wouldn\’t mind being an impact player like James Harrison.”
We will pass on more of what Jones and the other Steelers draft picks had to say later on in the day, but it appears that the Steelers first-round pick said all of the right things following his first official practice.