Steelers Present For Javancy Jones’ Friday Pro Day

A few weeks ago it was reported that Jackson State linebacker Javancy Jones would be one of the Pittsburgh Steelers 30 pre-draft visitors and while he has yet to come to town, the team was present for his Friday pro-day.

Jones, who at last report measured in at 6-foot-2, 252-pounds, registered 82 tackles, including 19.5 stops and 4 sacks last season after taking a leave of absence early in the season to care for his sick mother. At this years East-West Shrine Game, Jones, who mostly played on the edge at Jackson State, played well as an off-the-ball linebacker.

With Jones’ pro-day now completed, it will be interesting to see if he indeed comes to Pittsburgh early next week for a pre-draft visit. Jones could wind up being a day-three selection during the 2017 NFL Draft which will get underway in Philadelphia two weeks from yesterday.

Below is the latest highlight video of Jones.

  • Boots

    Tell me he doesn’t have Steeler written all over him!!!!!

  • Jaybird

    It kind of feels wrong to think about the draft or anything else football after the news of Mr Rooney’s passing. It just feels weird. I know the show must go on though.

  • Conserv_58

    After watching the highlight video I have a knickname for him, “Sudden Impact”.

    His quick-twitch muscles are obviously, well developed and are working on all cylinders. His get-off and ball hawking ability is quite impressive. He’s both quick and fast and I like the way he tackles. He keeps his eyes on the ball when engaged with a offensive lineman. He does a good job of disengaging and attacking the ball. He wraps ball carriers up and he hits them with violent, “sudden impact”. It’s quite clear, via the video, that he’s a high energy and emotional player. What’s not to like?

  • Conserv_58

    It is and it must.

  • Conserv_58

    No. I will not tell you that.

  • Lambert58

    I will.

  • capehouse

    I don’t think there’s any doubt that his move to off-the-ball LB will be permanent. Measured in at 6′-1″ 245 lbs at the east west shrine game. 32-3/8″ arms. 9″ hands. Just read an interview he gave yesterday and he said he’s versatile but his most valuable position would be MLB because of his athletcism and mental skills as the QB of the defense.

  • Alan Tman

    Anyone see the pro day results yet?

  • Alan Tman

    4.83 forty, 26 lifts on the bench, 32 in vert., and 9ft. Broad jump.

  • SoCal Steeler

    I’ve been thinking that the Steelers were getting their foot in the door for a free agent contract. Not sure they would want him at ILB as his speed is rather pedestrian and we have a few of those guys already. I’d probably keep him on the edge.
    If they really like him though he’s worth that 7th Rd. flier.

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    Aside from the bench, not that great.

  • Alan Tman

    Looks identical to Tyler Mantakevich numbers.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I know he probably loved the draft like I love the draft so I’m ok with draft talk the day after, but you gotta be at ease with this situation because he probably was in pain and now he doesn’t have to go thru that anymore!

  • capehouse

    Just going by what the experts and Jones said himself. Plus you can’t discount being moved there at an all star game coached by NFL coaches. Sounds like he’s set to make the transition to an off the ball LB. He has VW speed. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Steelers sign him as an UDFA.

  • Mark

    It is a sincere pleasure to see my favorite team of 46 years, interested in my alma mater’s LB. Hopeful the Steelers draft him and he get’s an opportunity to shine. JState and Steelers a match for the ages!

  • Superdriller316

    There is a YouTube video from the first pro day that reported he ran a 4.5 40

  • Boots

    What don’t you like?

  • John Pennington

    Draft this young man.This is what the team needs reminds me of old steelers players like mad dog and LC.Steeler material draft him cut Moats Chick and any other under achiever.

  • Lambert58

    I was responding to Conserv_58 saying he wouldn’t tell you that. I was saying “I will.” lol I agree with you. Love Javancy.

  • Lambert58

    Ouch. Was it that bad? (the 40)

  • Darth Blount 47

    Perhaps gamble and see if we can get him as an UDFA?

  • Boots

    Gotcha lol! Would love to steal him late!!!

  • John A Stewart

    This dude is violent wow

  • SoCal Steeler

    I didn’t know about that so I stand corrected. They definitely have interest with attending his pro day and a visit. I’d be pretty sure that means at least a free agent contract offer, sounds like we’ll be competing against the Jets, at least.
    I think I’d rather come to Pittsburgh. They can sell him on losing Lawrence Timmons in free agency.

  • Luis Grove

    He looks like a Steeler, I hope they take him a round early, a poor mans HaasanReddick?

  • Alan Tman

    That’s what NFL. com said, but another guy here said he ran a 4.5. So we need to verify something.

  • Conserv_58

    After watching his highlight video how can anyone think that his forty time is an accurate representation of what he brings as a football player? Jarvice Jones ran a 4.9 at the combine and was the Steelers’ first round draft pick.

  • Conserv_58

    A little perspective: Jarvice Jones ran a 4.9 at the combine, had red flags all over him due to his having been diagnosed with stenosis and yet he still got drafted in the first round. Now we have another LB named Jones that has almost identical numbers, yet somehow he’s being judged as no better than a late round or even as an UDFA prospect.

    Based on my observation of his highlite video his football demeanor and in-game attitude stands out as being exactly what the Steelers look for in their backers. IMO, that attribute and the fact that he does a good job of shedding blockers and keeps his eyes on the ball while engaged with a lineman makes him better than Jarvice was. We all know that Jarvice’s biggest problem as a pass rusher was that he couldn’t disengage from blocks. He’s also adept at getting through the scrum. He attacks the ball with extreme violence and hits with sudden impact.

  • Lambert58

    It doesn’t seem right. He looks fast and explosive on tape. But then again, look at the competition. I still think he’d be well worth a late pick.

  • Lambert58

    That sounds closer to what he looks like on tape.

  • Lambert58

    Hell, he looks like a fair comp to Reddick to my eyes.

  • Lambert58

    If he’s still there in the 7th, I don’t see how they can pass on him.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Guess it kinda depends if they have already double-dipped or not.

  • Darth Blount 47

    He seems like pretty good value there in the 7th, I agree.

  • Lambert58

    Of course. I’m not sure if he’s an OLB or ILB. But like Reddick, it would be worth grabbing him and finding out imo.

  • SoCal Steeler

    Great analogy. Shows that speed isn’t everything which we all knew but are enamored with anyhow. I’m fine with the Steelers picking him late, he’d probably be more athletic than Matakevich or Fort.