This time of year is loaded with rumors about plenty of college football players leaving early for the NFL Draft or staying in school with it all being settled by the NFL Draft underclassmen declaration deadline in January. There will be plenty of rumors about players over the next few weeks with only a few players really announcing their decisions before January like Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, USC’s Dion Bailey, and South Florida’s Aaron Lynch. Rumors have circulated around Luther Maddy possibly considering going to the NFL but also another Virginia Tech player in Kyshoen Jarrett who actually could go to the NFL.
Kyshoen Jarrett was the best safety for the Hokies this past season and was somewhat of a leader being at the safety position consistently in the heart of the Virginia Tech secondary. Jarrett has shown versatility to play strong safety but is more likely to be a free safety at the next level though either position is a possibility. Jarrett had 2 interceptions this past season and showed a lot of range in the secondary to go and make plays on the ball and receiver in whatever way possible. Jarrett also had 67 total tackles which just shows his versatility to play at either free safety or strong safety at the next level.
Kyshoen Jarrett right now has the potential to be a second round pick due to his speed, size, and developed ability as a safety to slow down opposing running attacks and force some interceptions. There are plenty of teams that need a safety and the lack of talent that could be in the 2014 NFL Draft gives Jarrett an even better chance at being a second round pick. The Green Bay Packers have a big need at the safety position and are just one team that would likely consider taking Jarrett in the second round if he entered the draft. It still seems likely that Kyshoen Jarrett will be back but it is far from certain so what do you think?