Redskins select DE Jeremy Jarmon in the 2009 NFL Supplemental Draft

Despite his defense finishing ranked fourth in the NFL in total yards (288.8 per game) for the 2008 season, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder wanted more from his defense in 2009.  First Snyder reached into to wallet to lock-up free agents DT Albert Haynesworth and CB DeAngelo Hall then the ‘Skins drafted Texas pass rusher Brian Orakpo in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

On Thursday another piece was added to defensive coordinator Greg Blache’s unit as the Redskins selected Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon in the third round of the 2009 NFL Supplemental Draft – correspondingly the team now loses their pick in that round in the 2010 NFL Draft.  Jarmon was ruled ineligible for the 2009 NCAA season after testing positive for a banned substance in February and opted for entry into the Supplemental Draft after losing an appeal in May.

In three years at Kentucky, the former 2nd team All-SEC pick in 2007 recorded 121 tackles and 17.5 sacks.  Jarmon (6’3, 318) has the right size and effort to be a solid two-way end in the Redskins 3-4 system.  He plays with good leverage, is a hard worker, and played well against the best the SEC had to offer including Bengals first-round pick Alabama OT Andre Smith.  Jarmon will need to guard against injury (shoulder problems) plus work on his agility and pass rushing moves at the next level. 

Washington had their eye on Jarmon as they were spotted at his workout about a week ago.  Look for the young defender to immediately work with Haynesworth and veteran DE Andre Carter.

None of the other seven players eligible for the 2009 NFL Supplemental Draft were selected — Joe McMahon (Central Michigan), Blake Boyd (Western Kentucky), Torris Magee (Southern Mississippi), Dixon McKinner (Texas Tech), Demetrice Morley (Tennessee), Deon Murphy (Kansas State) and Corey Surrency (Florida State).  The unselected players are now free agents and can sign with any team.


Author: lloydvance

Lloyd Vance is a NFL Writer, Analyst, Draft Expert, Researcher, and Historian. He serves as a Editor for "Taking It to the House and he covers the NFL on a daily basis. He is an Accredited Member of NFL Media and Philadelphia Eagles Media. Member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), Pro Football Researchers Association (PFRA), and The Maxwell Football Club

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