For the first time in team history, the Redskins have picked someone in the “supplemental” draft. For those who don’t know, the supplemental draft is for players that went undrafted in the April draft, for various reasons. In this case, the player is Jeremy Jarmon, a defensive end from Kentucky. Jarmon was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for his senior season because he tested positive for using a banned substance. So he entered the supplemental draft. The pick will cost the Redskins a 2010 third round pick.
What kind of player is Jarmon? Well, according to Executive VP of Football Operations Vinny Cerrato, the team had Jarmon rated as a second round talent. So they took him in the third round, figuring that he was worth giving up a pick for. Of course, this is the Redskins and they don’t believe in the draft. It’s worth noting that at least five other teams considered Jarmon a fourth round talent at best.
As for where Jarmon fits into the teams plans next year, it’s possible that he could see significant time at left end. He will start the season behind Phillip Daniels and Renaldo Wynn. Also, there is Brian Orakpo (first round selection this year), Chris Wilson, and Alex Buzbee. Greg Blache runs a 4-3 scheme and there is considerable debate as to whether Orakpo is a left end, or a strong side linebacker. Some have also suggested that he will play on special teams.
Because of what has happened with the TJ Duckett and Jason Taylor deals in the past, I am somewhat skeptical of this team giving away a third round pick next year. How many times have we seen Danny and Vinny fall in love with a player, only to see their “love” either break their heart, or dump them altogether? I could list all of Danny and Vinny’s crushes here. Instead, I’ll save that for another post.
For now, let’s just hope that Jarmon becomes a regular contributor in the D-line rotation.