So how does the front office get it so wrong on Jones? He doesn't fit the typical college DE transition to 3-4 OLB that the Steelers usually draft. And he can't learn the system? Did they even interview the guy?
Alonzo Jackson couldn't hack it either. I know he was a R2 pick, but goddamned if JJ doesn't remind me of him. Stiff, slow, easily overpowered, etc.
What's crazy is that if IIRC, they did a ton of legwork (e.g. pro day, interview, etc.) on JJ too. Maybe he's a good character guy and they focused too much on that?
Funny that when you look at their 2013 draft (except for that pesky R1 pick), there's a chance that it could pay some very nice dividends in the future...Bell, Wheaton, Shark, Justin Brown, Vince Williams...