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Thursday, July 16: Another Defensive End Drafted, Also An Actor

Posted by Matt Terl on July 16, 2009 – 1:43 pm

The Redskins selected Jeremy Jarmon, defensive end out of Kentucky, with a third round pick in today’s NFL Supplemental Draft.

The supplemental draft isn’t like the actual NFL Draft. There’s no pageantry or public drama; it’s actually conducted via email. You can read a more detailed description of the process here, but the short version is this: the Redskins used their 2010 third-round pick today.

The good news from a football standpoint is that the guy can do this:

Jarmon stands 6-foot-3, 279 pounds, and was widely regarded as the best defensive player on his college team. He ran his 40-yard dash in around 4.8 seconds a week ago, with Redskins executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato in attendance. Here’s Cerrato, as quoted in the Boston Herald:

“I think he worked out well,” Cerrato said. “He ran well and was in good shape. He needs to get a little stronger, but he represented himself well. He’s a great kid, solid in the locker room. He’s smart. He’s got all of the intangible things.”

One of those intangible things is, strangely enough, acting ability. Read more »

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