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New York Jets’ Profile: Jaiquawn Jarrett

By Alan Schechter

Jun 14, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (26) catches a pass during mini camp at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

For today’s profile, we take a look at a guy that was actually a second round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2011 draft. He was a highly regarded player, and has already begun to make his mark at Jets OTAs, with an early interception to his credit. He picked off Mark Sanchez yesterday.

That’s right, today’s spotlight in on safety, Jaiquawn Jarrett.


Jaiquawn Jarrett stands at 6’0″, and weighs in at 198 pounds. At the 2011 NFL Combine, Jarrett ran the 40 yard dash in 4.65 seconds. He has great explosiveness, as evidenced by a broad jump of 113 inches, and is very agile, performing the 3 cone drill in 6.95 sections.

Here are his stats from while he was attending Temple University:

He has also recorded 17 tackles as a member of the Eagles from 2010-2011.

Here is some video on Jarrett from a game against Penn State in 2010:

PROS: He’s very fluid in his movement. Whether it is lateral, or on the back pedal, Jarrett makes the transition from one to the other flawlessly, and can use his excellent back pedal assist him in the passing game. His are very smooth as he glides over the field. He has an excellent nose for the football, and can find the ballcarrier through traffic to make the tackle. He’s a strong tackler as well, when he gets his guy he can drive him backwards!

CONS: One that jumped out at me was a tendency to arm-tackle. He tried one with in the first 10 seconds or so in the video. On that run, Jaiquawn came up to an open spot in the offense, and was where he needed to be to make the stop. However, he got stiff armed, and had no chance. Tackling with your arms is a recipe for a disaster for any player.

Jaiquawn Jarrett could be the one to step up and crack the Jets’ starting lineup. He has the ability, and the team could do A LOT worse.