Thursday, July 16, 2009
Jarmon picked in third round
ESPN.com news services
The Washington Redskins selected defensive lineman Jeremy Jarmon in the third round of Thursday's supplemental draft.
Five teams put in fourth-round claims for the 6-foot-3, 278-pound defensive end, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton. The Redskins have five remaining draft choices in the 2010 draft. They are now without third- and sixth-round picks.
The Redskins added depth to their defensive line with the selection of Jeremy Jarmon.
Jarmon, the only player selected in the draft, is only the fourth supplemental choice on an active roster this year. The Chargers have two -- defensive tackle Jamal Williams and safety Paul Oliver -- and the Ravens have one -- left tackle Jared Gaither. Jarmon is the first supplemental pick selected since 2007.
The Redskins needed to look for a young defensive end because they have too much age at the left end spot of their defensive line. Phillip Daniels is 36 and Renaldo Wynn is 34. The Redskins can develop Jarmon over the next year to take over the starting job and maybe help at defensive tackle on passing downs.
Jarmon left Kentucky after he was declared ineligible for his senior year because of a failed drug test in which he tested positive for a banned diuretic supplement.
He fits perfectly in a 4-3 defense. He can play end or tackle.
Jarmon took the supplement while recovering from a shoulder injury and was not taking part in activities. He had been taking the supplement for 15 days before checking with the training staff, who told him to stop taking it.
"But it was too late," Jarmon said, reading from a prepared statement in May.
Jarmon said his goal in the offseason was to become leaner. He bought a dietary supplement while shopping for vitamins on the recommendation of a worker at a nutrition store, not knowing that it contained a banned substance.
"I do not need to cheat to be successful," he said.
Jarmon has the third-most sacks in Kentucky history. He was an honorable mention on last season's AP All-Southeastern Conference team.
John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.