NFL teams watch Jarmon's workout

By: Steve Moss
By: Steve Moss

The NFL's supplemental draft is next week, so former Wildcat defensive end Jeremy Jarmon conducted his final workout on Thursday, in front of several NFL scouts and front office personnel.

The NFL's supplemental draft is next week, so former Wildcat defensive end Jeremy Jarmon conducted his final workout on Thursday, in front of several NFL scouts and front office personnel.

Jarmon, who was declared ineligible by the NCAA for testing positive for a banned substance, lifted weights at the Nutter Training Center, then headed across Cooper Drive to the Nutter Indoor Facility, where he ran sprints and performed agility drills.  There were 24 men representing 18 NFL teams in attendance.

The Memphis native, clad in black shorts and a black shirt, said he was pleased with the workout.

"I felt I was prepared for today," Jarmon said after the session.  "I think everything went well.  Overall, it was a good day."

The Washington Redskins appear most interested in Jarmon, sending three scouts and Vice President of Football Operations, Vinny Cerrato.

"I thought he worked out well.  I thought he ran well," Cerrato said.  "I thought he represented himself well.  He was in good shape.  He needs to get a little bit stronger."

UK coaches Joker Phillips, Steve Ortmeyer, Rick Petri and Chris Thurmond also were on hand to see Jarmon's performance.

"It's a big day for him.  It's his chance to showcase his talent," Phillips said. 

Cerrato said the Redskins like Jarmon's attitude.

"He's a great kid.  He'd be solid in the locker room.  He's smart.  He's got all those intangibles," Cerrato said.

Jarmon said he will visit with other NFL teams in the coming days and likely will be in Nashville during the supplemental draft. 

"I have a lot of confidence.  I'm a very strong-willed person," Jarmon said.  "I feel like I have the heart and desire.  I'm very anxious for my opportunity to show teams exactly what I can do."

Jarmon acknowledged he still thinks about the NCAA's ruling, but admits it's time to move on. 

"If I get knocked down, I'm going to get back up fighting.  So, I'm ready to get after it."

Those are the highlights... Stay tuned.

 

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