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    Found this, only skimmed it but think i found the important stuff:

    The injury occurred against Oregon on Halloween in 2009. By all accounts, it was a routine hit, but after staying on the turf for a few seconds, he was removed from the game. Within days, he found himself in the hospital, where a specialist told him he had a "mild" case of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column. "I've seen this over and over again," Jones remembers the doctor saying. "If you play the game long enough, things like this will happen."

    The doctor told Jones he would be fine and he could play again. But the Trojans' team doctors thought the injury was much more serious and refused to clear him for contact; they eventually recommended that Jones retire from football. So the then-20-year-old spent his days wandering from class to the basketball gym to the weight room. "Just like a regular student," he says. Just a 6'3", 241-pound student who considered trying out for USC's basketball team.

    "But in my head," Jones says, "I never let go of the fact that the first specialist told me I'd be okay."...

    ....At a loss, Jones began to wonder if other team doctors would clear him. So Carver High coach Dell McGee called Georgia, Florida State and Alabama on Jones' behalf. Not surprisingly, all of the coaches said that if doctors cleared him, they wanted him.

    First, Jones received clearance from a doctor in North Carolina. Next, Georgia coach Mark Richt was by his side as he underwent tests at a hospital in Athens, three hours north of Columbus. "When Jarvis told me he missed drinking sweet tea," Richt says, "I knew we had a good chance." Once those Georgia doctors officially gave Jones their blessing, he sat with Richt at a nearby restaurant in June 2010. "Coach," Jones said, "I'm a Dawg."....

    ....As the 2013 draft approaches, Jones' neck will likely be evaluated once more. "There are no absolutes when it comes to stenosis," says ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell, a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist. "It's not uncommon for doctors to have differing opinions, and players must be evaluated on an individual basis. But if the condition is severe, injury could result in permanent neurological damage."

    Jones insists that his neck is fine. No pain. No numbness. He says the injury's lone lingering effect is mental: "I know what it's like to not have this game in my life."
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    A thing to keep in mind about his injury is this, Jones has now been 3 years back in football with no sign of the issue coming back. He redshirted his 1st year at Georga and played all year on the scout team. Then he was an All American in 2011 and 2012. Its not like this was his first year back from the injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AthensFin View Post
    My evidence is based on a few things. For one, UGA doctors said he was cleared to play. If a normal person in the real world gets a diagnosis, they can seek a second opinion which may be different than his own doctor's. USC said he was a liability, UGA said he wasn't. I'm not a doctor, but the point is that some medical professionals thought he was fine. I'm quite sure that we wouldn't lie to him and tell him he's ok to play if he actually wasn't, all in a ploy to get him to come to UGA.

    Second, he played all year (aside from a groin injury, which isn't the issue in question) and had no repercussions. He was flying around, making tackles, putting his head down, getting blocked, etc. and had no trouble at all with his neck or spine. His injury was over 2 years ago. I mean, yeah I guess if he gets his neck squashed or mangled like David Pollack did then he'll have an issue, but any human being on earth would in some cases. What I'm saying is that Jarvis has zero issues as of now with his injury over 2 years ago, and he's shown that on the field.
    Not very convincing.
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    Most of the main points regarding his spinal stenosis have already been made here. As PSU pointed out, Michael Irvin played long enough to have a Hall of Fame career with it. I remember when Chris Samuels was rumored to have it coming out of Alabama. He also managed to put together a borderline Hall of Fame career before it finally became an issue. Rob Gronkowski was rumored to have it. Basically, there's numerous players who are rumored to have spinal stenosis, and literally dozens upon dozens of players in the NFL that have been diagnosed with it. The main thing about it is that at some point it's likely to end your career at some point or catch up to you towards the end of your career, but it's not going to prevent a guy from having an NFL career. There's a lot of things that would cause me concern in a prospect over rumors of spinal stenosis.
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    and i guess this is how good/great players drop to round two. some team may luck out.

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    Jarvis Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by 2413fanphins View Post
    The more i look at and analyze things, the more im convinced teo just might be available to the phins at 12... and thats gonna get real interesting.
    How? I'm assuming you think a few QB's go in the top 10?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2413fanphins View Post
    The more i look at and analyze things, the more im convinced teo just might be available to the phins at 12... and thats gonna get real interesting.
    If Teo was available at 12, all bets are off. He would be the BPA at that point. He wouldn't address a critical need, but on the other hand, we would be adding a bonafide playmaker to the defense.
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