ESPN names Jarrett as potential NFL draft sleeper


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ESPN's Tom Luginbill thinks that former Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett is undervalued and a NFL draft sleeper pick.

He predicts that Jarrett will outperform where he will be drafted this weekend for his NFL career.


The Tigers' defensive line each of the last two seasons was as good as there was in college football, and while pass-rushing specialist Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
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got most of the pub, the guy who made it all go was Jarrett," ESPN's Tom Luginbill states. "Clemson led the country last season in yards-per-play allowed (4.03), and a big reason why was Jarrett clogging up the middle and disrupting everything opposing offenses tried to do. His coaches at Clemson raved about his energy, toughness and fierce competitiveness. Sure, he's barely 6 foot tall and has short arms for a defensive lineman, which will cause him to drop on some teams' boards. But his quickness and ability to play both the run and pass will more than make up for the fact that he doesn't have ideal size. His coach at Clemson, Dabo Swinney, once said that Jarrett was "completely committed" to being a great football player, and that's what he'll be in the NFL, following in the footsteps of his father, former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Jessie Tuggle, and surrogate uncle, future Hall of Famer Ray Lewis."

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