I saw this posted on draft insider several days ago and never really got around to mentioning it here. It now seems likely that Jones will reach the 25th pick, and might even slide well into the 2nd round.
I won't tell anyone how to do their job, but I think Jarvis Jones would be a great pick at #25. I know it won't happen. The reason Jones was even playing at Georgia was because of a judgement call Pete Carroll and his medical staff made.
Yes, he is not likely to have a 10 year NFL career. The risk of him doing nothing is relatively high. But I think if you get 4 years of cheap pass rush production, you've won that pick in a big way, even if those are the only years you get. Jones has lasted 2 years already when people told him he should quit. I think he could make it another four. I think four is all it would take to justify the pick, even over some great alternatives. I'm not ignoring the risk, but weighing it compared to the alternatives. Jones is special as a pass rusher and more complete of a LEO prospect than Irvin.
As far as the morality argument, Jones will be playing in the NFL. The only question is for who and how much. I'd rather have it be for us. I know he won't be a Seahawk, but I think things like risk and lack of longevity can be made up for if a player is special enough, and I think Jones is special enough.