Source: Jarvis Jones targets pro day

Updated: February 21, 2013, 7:43 PM ET
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Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, the top player on Mel Kiper's Big Board, will not work out at this week's NFL scouting combine and will instead focus on his pro day in Athens, Ga., in March, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Jones' decision means that the draft's projected top linebacker and top running back, as well as one of the top quarterbacks and one of the top wide receivers, are not planning to work out at this week's combine.

A two-time All-American at Georgia, Jones is one of 32 SEC underclassmen making the jump to the NFL this year. He is one of six underclassmen ranked among the top 10 prospects on Kiper's latest Big Board.

During the 2012 season, Jones led the nation in sacks (14.5) and tackles for a loss (24.5), both Georgia records. In two seasons at Georgia, the USC transfer recorded 28 sacks and 44 tackles for a loss in 26 games.

Information from DawgNation reporter David Ching contributed to this report.

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