The Redskins have selected defensive end Jeremy Jarmon in the 2009 Supplemental Draft the team announced Thursday.This is surely suring up the line for years to come. The Redskins used their third-round draft pick to select Jarmon. Thus giving up a third-round pick in 2010. This selection is the first time ever that the Redskins have used the Supplemental Draft to acquire a player.
Jeremy Jarmon wieghs in at 277 pounds, he started 31-of-39 games at the University of Kentucky. He racked up 17.5 sacks in his shortened career with the Wildcats. Jeremy Jarmon completed his sophomore year at Kentucky with a team-high nine sacks which respectively was ranked fourth in the nation. His career sack total of 17.5 ranks is third all-time at Kentucky.
Jarmon is a native of Collierville, Tenn and probably dreamed of lining up with Albert Haynesworth, now thats a possibility. Jarmon will be mentored by plenty of veterans in Andre Carter, Phillip Daniels, Renaldo Wynn and Lorenzo Alexander. Jarmon could be in the mix for playing time as a rookie with Brian Orakpo also fighting for time.
The pick up is showing that Redskins still don't have faith in Jason Campbell. The team isn't worried about picking up new weapons for him because the Redskins feel they have great players already, and just need Jason to step up.
The Redskins are trying to duplicate the Steelers philopsy in having the defense win championships and the offense just on life support and make a few plays here and there. I think all the fans have waited for the team to focus on the defense for many years because of aging players.
This offseason may go down as one of the best in recent memory for the Redskins or just another "Redskin" offseason.