Evaluating Jets Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett

Height: 6’0
Weight: 196

Overview: Jaiquawn Jarrett is a free safety from the Philadelphia Eagles, who signed with the New York Jets in 2012. During his career, he’s had 82 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles. In 2014, he won the Defensive Player of the week award for week 10.

Photo via SB Nation

Photo via SB Nation

Weaknesses: Lacks the ideal speed at the safety position. Inconsistent hands. Not the best against the pass.

How he fits the New York Jets: Currently, the two starters for the New York Jets at the safety position are Calvin Pryor and Marcus Gilchrist. Where does Jarrett fit? The Jets could use more depth at the safety position and he adds much-needed depth at the free safety position. He has the skills and traits to excel in Todd Bowles type defense. Last year, he has shown some flashes of being a good safety for example his performance against the Steelers where he had 10 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 interceptions.

Bottom Line: Although he is not a starting caliber safety Jarrett can be a valuable backup for the Jets defense. His physicality and his tackling skills should be an asset on the Jets defense.

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