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Eagles Go Local With Temple S Jaiquawn Jarrett

This is the second year in a row that the Eagles have taken a safety in the second round. Jarrett, 6-0, 198, joins a safety crop that includes last year's pick Nate Allen, who is recovering from a torn patellar tendon, and Kurt Coleman, last year's seventh-round pick. Quintin Mikell, the longtime stalwart at safety for the Eagles, is scheduled to be a free agent.

Here is the full scouting report on Jarrett, courtesy of Sports Illustrated's Tony Pauline.

Bio: Full-time starter the past three seasons while also seeing extensive time with the first team as a true freshman. All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 74/2/2. Junior totals included 76/3/7 after he had a team leading and career-best 80 tackles as a sophomore.

Pros:  Fierce, aggressive safety with a solid game. Physical against the run, very quick up the field, and willingly throws his pads into ball carriers. Forceful hitter yet remains disciplined throughout the action. Diagnoses plays, shows range outside the numbers, and quickly gets to the flanks helping cornerbacks. Takes terrific angles to the action, plays with explosiveness and suddenness. Has good hands.

Cons: Lacks classic safety size. Occassionally truggles in man coverage situations. May not possess elite defensive back speed.

Analysis: Jarrett was immediately productive as a freshman at Temple and has improved his game ever since. He possesses the physical abilities and ball skills to be used as a true centerfielder who can roam sideline to sideline at free safety. He comes with a nice upside and grades as a future starter at the next level.

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