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Rookie review: How does Kyshoen Jarrett fit into the Redskins' plans?


Rookie review: How does Kyshoen Jarrett fit into the Redskins' plans?

In the coming weeks, Redskins Insider Tarik El-Bashir will take a look at the team’s rookies, grade their 2015 season and examine their future prospects.

Today, we’re evaluating defensive back Kyshoen Jarrett.

Drafted: Sixth round (181st overall)

Stats:  58 combined tackles, a forced fumble, 4 pass defended

Grade: B

2015: The Redskins drafted Jarrett to play a little safety and a lot on special teams in his first pro season.

They ended up getting a Swiss Army knife whose football I.Q., instincts, toughness and work ethic endeared him to the coaching staff and his veteran teammates almost immediately.  

In 16 games, Jarrett (5 foot 10, 200-pounds) saw significant playing time at both nickel corner and safety due to the numerous injuries that plagued Washington's backend all season. Jarrett's 616 snaps, in fact, ranked third among all Redskins’ rookies (behind only Brandon Scherff and Jamison Crowder) and eighth most among all defenders on the Redskins.

Jarrett’s 58 tackles, meanwhile, were the seventh most among all rookie defensive backs. He also took only two penalties, of which one was declined. gave Jarrett positive marks in pass coverage and for making 18 stops, which the website describes as a solo tackle that constitutes an offensive failure. PFF, however, also dinged him for 11 missed tackles, which was tied for third most on the team. 

Last month, GM Scot McCloughan had high praise for Jarrett during his state-of-the-Redskins news conference in Mobile, Ala.

“He's not the biggest. He's not the fastest. But he's a football player and it showed up,” McCloughan said. “He's a mature guy for a rookie. He did a lot of nice things for us.”

Future prospects: Jarrett got hurt in the regular season finale when he went helmet-to-helmet with Cowboys running back Darren McFadden.

The scary looking collision ended Jarrett’s day in the first quarter and sidelined him against the Packers. McCloughan said last month that he expects Jarrett to make a full recovery, though he indicated that the healing process is still ongoing.

"He's getting better,” McCloughan said. “…[Doctors] said it's going to take a little time just for him to recover. But they see him making a 100-percent recovery.”

Assuming that happens, Jarrett’s solid rookie season and versatility means he’ll have no trouble finding a spot next season, particularly since McCLoughan is looking to make changes to a unit that allowed 30 passing touchdowns (tied for 22nd most). The only questions are where and in what role—but those are tough to answer with the draft and free agency still to come.  

Previous rookie reviews:

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Chris Simms: Why Dwayne Haskins has 'Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent'

Chris Simms: Why Dwayne Haskins has 'Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent'

It did not take long for Dwayne Haskins to win approval from the media and the Redskins coaching staff in a short amount of time at OTAs. 

That excitement from the Redskins OTAs has reverberated across the country and made him the feature of NBC Sports' Chris Simms QB School series. There, the current NFL analyst and former NFL quarterback made big comparisons to the No. 15 overall pick Haskins to Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger. 

Simms was enthralled with the skillset that Haskins possesses and his potential. Citing his arm talent and the small mechanics of the 22-year-old, Simms thinks he has all the tools to be a top-tier NFL QB.

"He reminds me a lot of a big Ben Roethlisberger with his style of football play. [Haskins] arm is special, there's no doubt about that," Simms said. 

Comparing a rookie QB to a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback that has made six All-Pro teams is not too shabby. Roethlisberger has thrown for over 54,000 yards in his career with 363 touchdowns across his NFL career. They both wear No. 7, both played their college ball in Ohio, and both are known for their ability to hurl a football down the field. 

Some of the strong qualities of Haskins that Simms highlighted were his tight and quick arm motion, his controlled body rotation, and the accuracy down the field. At the same time, he pointed out that Haskins has a tendency to drop his elbow on passes, forcing his passes to sail high. 

"[Haskins] has Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent and I know he's already wowed some people down there in Washington in his first few practices." 


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Redskins 2019 Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

Redskins 2019 Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

Before you blink Redskins training camp will be here, which means preseason football is not far off and the 2019 NFL regular season will come with it.

On Friday afternoon, the Washington Redskins released its 2019 training camp schedule, set to begin July 25. Training camp will take place at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va. for the seventh straight year. 

This year is set to be the most intriguing training camp since Robert Griffin III was drafted by the team in 2012. Playing in his first NFL training camp first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins will be the center of attention with the team's quarterback position still up in the air. There will be competition from trade acquisition Case Keenum and Redskins mainstay Colt McCoy. 

More to watch:

-Derrius Guice will be in the backfield practicing with Adrian Peterson for the first time.
-The return of the Alabama Wall in Darron Payne and Jonathan Allen.
-Which wide receiver(s) will step up into holes in the offense.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2019 Redskins training camp.

When is the Redskins 2019 training camp?

The Redskins 2019 training camp begins on Thursday, July 25 at 9:45 a.m. ET and runs to the team's final practice on Saturday, August 11. 

What time does the Redskins training camp start?

Most days of the Redskins training camp schedule starts with a practice at 9:45 a.m. ET with a late afternoon walkthrough at 4:40 p.m. ET.

Where is the Redskins training camp located?

The Redskins 2019 training camp is located at the Bon Secours Training Center at 2401 W. Leigh St., Richmond, Va. 23220.

How much does it cost to attend the Redskins training camp?

The Redskins training camp is free and open to the public. For more information on logistics, head to the Redskins’ official training camp page

Redskins training camp schedule

Date — Camp Opens — Practice — Walkthrough — Camp Closes

Thurs. 7/25 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Fri. 7/26 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Sat. 7/27 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Sun. 7/28 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Tues. 7/30 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Wed. 7/31 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Thurs. 8/1 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Fan Appreciation Day:
Sat. 8/3 — TBA — 1:00 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA

Sun. 8/4 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Mon. 8/5 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Tues. 8/6 — TBA — 1:35 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA


Sat. 8/10 — TBA — 1:35 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA

Sun. 8/11 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — No Walkthrough— TBA