During training camp, Redskins.com will provide an in-depth look at the drafted rookies, both on and off the field. Today's spotlight is on Kyshoen Jarrett, a sixth-round pick.
It's only been four days into his first training camp in the NFL, but rookie safety Kyshoen Jarrett is already feeling the difference both on the field and off it.
"In college, we were able to go back to our apartment and had that kind of comfort, but I believe the Redskins are doing a great job with where we're staying at," he said. "Very comfortable, so that we're able to come out here after getting a good night's rest to come out here and perform each and every day. That's something you have to get acclimated to, but it's still a good time."
You'd be hard-pressed not to see Jarrett out on the field, especially during the afternoon practice sessions.
The Virginia Tech product is in line to have a large presence on special teams while also playing safety and even possibly some nickel.
"I feel like my versatility is big, I believe," he said. "Everybody knows that I got drafted as a safety, but I'm out here taking nickel reps as well. So to be able to show that man-to-man coverage as a safety [is big], but I classify myself as a DB and not try to put myself into one category. I'm out there covering, showing I can cover from sideline to sideline, I can come up in the box and tackle. So whatever the defense needs for a particular gameplan, I'll be able to do it."
And Jarrett's not afraid to go one-on-one with anyone.
"For DBs, it's an island wherever you're at," he said. "So that's why you have to have that confidence, that swagger, that everybody kind of talks about. I believe I have that, that's why I feel like I'm happy to step up to the plate and be able to expand my mind in terms of how the defense is structured by going to safety and nickel as well."
Five W's And One H:
Who is your favorite actor?"I love some Will Smith. One of my favorite actors. And Denzel Washington as well."
What is your dream car?
Check out images of rookie safety Kyshoen Jarrett during his first few months with the Washington Redskins.
"Man, I don't even know. I've never really been big into cars. It's just something that gets me from point A to point B. But if I did, probably a nice little BMW. That'd be cool something cool to ride in."
When is your favorite holiday?"I love Christmas and bringing the family together. I love the Christmas spirit and the atmosphere."
Where is the best place to eat in Blacksburg?"Man I love some Chipotle in Blacksburg. That's probably one of the main spots that everybody goes to. But, you know, they've got Bull & Bones out there. It's a good spot out there."
Why did major in Human Development?"It's kind of a back story to it. A lot of people don't know my family situation, my brother has multiple disabilities. Just being able to help people in need, families in need who may struggle to acclimate themselves with raising someone with multiple disabilities. I kind of just wanted to broaden my horizon and learn about stuff like that."
How important is it to you that your brother receives the best attention?"I definitely don't want to take the credit for what my mom has done for sure, because she's been the main one there 90 percent, actually, really 100 percent of the time. But when we're there, we just try to provide as much as possible. So whatever I can do on this field to prolong my career and to be able to help my family, that'd be great."
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