Tarrant rolls at NFL Combine

Former Georgia Tech safety Jerrard Tarrant is off to a good start at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind.

Among the 10 safeties, he is listed as a top performer in all of the events that have been posted on nfl.com/combine:

4th in the 40…………..4.62 seconds

5th in the bench…….14 reps of 225

5th in the vertical…..33 inches

7th in the broad………9 feet, 6 inches

4th in the 3-cone drill..6.92 seconds

7th in the 20-yard shuttle….4.21 seconds

4th in the 60-yard shuttle….11.51 seconds

Tarrant, 6-1, 205 pounds, is projected as a mid-round selection by the draft analysts at ESPN. He left school after his redshirt junior year in which he had 55 tackles, recovered three fumbles and intercepted three passes.

As a cornerback in 2009, he recovered two fumbles and had two interceptions.

Tarrant could also make a splash in the NFL on special teams. He returned two punts for touchdowns in 2009.

Some NFL teams may have questions about the legal issue Tarrant experienced early in his Tech career when he was charged with rape. Those charges were later dropped.

– Doug Roberson, AJC

105 comments Add your comment


March 1st, 2011
4:40 pm

I wish him the best…but he’ll be an undrafted free agent


March 1st, 2011
5:05 pm

It’s a darn shame JT’s side of that story can’t be – or, for whatever reason, isn’t – shared in the media, even though everyone knows what actually happened.


March 1st, 2011
5:08 pm

Tech will miss him in 2011 more than they think.

Doug Roberson

March 1st, 2011
5:16 pm

I’m not an NFL general manager, nor do I play one on TV, but I think Tarrant could be a good pro because he makes plays. No matter the position, corner, safety or punt returner, when the ball is near him something good usually happened.

The Original WDE

March 1st, 2011
5:22 pm

As you said, Charges were dropped. Just seems like a very awkward and inconsequential way to end the piece.

Jacket Man

March 1st, 2011
5:29 pm

Jerrard is in line for a late 4th to early 6th Round choice at this time, depending on his interviews. If he does well, and his pro day goes well, he may go as high as the 3rd round.


March 1st, 2011
5:50 pm

He should have played one more year at Tech—would have raised his stock for the NFL and perhaps completed his degree as good insurance in case of injury in the NFL.

the buck stops somewhere

March 1st, 2011
5:53 pm

results look more middle of the pack…later round selection seems likely.


March 1st, 2011
5:55 pm

I have no idea what Tarrant did or did not do. I do know that if he happened to play for UGA he would be human “thug” trash according to Tech fans. You hypocrites would call him every name in the book. Hell, Ealey hits a parked car and Tech fans call him names. This just in: Techies are a joke.


Headley Lamar

March 1st, 2011
6:01 pm

Can you imagine if the Tech baseball player who got a DUI a few days ago had been a UGA football player?

Oh the indignation !!!

Instead we got a short story with no place to comment.

Double standard. You betcha.


March 1st, 2011
6:24 pm

Just think Central Florida, Boise State. The Dawgs have so many new daddies they can`t keep track.

I used to be Georgia got beat by quality programs, now it is just whoever walks in. Imagine the dawgs may play Coastal Carolina close.

Is Richt still recruiting the penal system in Florida?


March 1st, 2011
6:29 pm

couldn’t have said it better myself dawgfan and Headley. Very much a double standard. If this had happened to even a UGA baseball player, the AJC would turn it into a blog b/c hundreds would post about it.

They are just that….a joke.


March 1st, 2011
6:32 pm

Well at least we know “saban” is a Techie….as that comment kind of came out of left field.

It must $uck to have to live through Georgia’s rivals.

And let’s just say I believed “saban” above is not a techie and actually a Bammer Jammer whatever….would that logic make U-LM your daddy? hmmmmmm?

Apples and Oranges

March 1st, 2011
6:52 pm

Apples and Oranges comparing Tech’s guys in trouble to UGA’s. So Charlotte Dawg, keep on hatin son. Whose living through Georgia’s rivals? Georgia sucks. Most overrated program in history. You sucked last year and your going to suck again this year. Top 10 recruiting class past 5 years and still don’t amount to anything. Come on man! “Oh the SEC is the best”. Please! Call me when you play Bama and LSU every year along with Auburn and UF. Cry me a river Rednecks

5150 UOAD

March 1st, 2011
7:16 pm

5150 UOAD

March 1st, 2011
7:18 pm

where are the pan t less AA girls to save me?

5150 UOAD

March 1st, 2011
7:19 pm

Damon Evans can I get some love? PLEASE?


March 1st, 2011
7:19 pm

To UGAsters above, What would have been said if Tarrant had played at UGA? Probably about the same things that are being said above. There are idiots on both sides and yours are coming out today. Soon it will be our time again!!!

north avenue thug school

March 1st, 2011
7:26 pm

Sup 5150? hey playa I guess you been banned from all the other msg boards on ajc except tech again huh playa?

don’t sweat it them pups are morons anyhow. if they were half as clever as our boys are they would cover up stuff like we did with that dui bust that didn’t happen wink wink. homes was smart enough to refuse a drug test because popping positive for meth or coke would be a 3 game no play and we gots to have that big stick in the lineup

north avenue thug school

March 1st, 2011
7:32 pm

see richt and them bible thumpers in athens too stoopid to pay who needs to be paid otherwise all the puppys charges would be dropped like my man tarrant’s were. skoles will get dropped to.

y’all think its just luck that ajc didn’t report that dui and the way it got covered up by the admin? hell naw our coaches be a lot smarter. if ajc didn’t get paid to barely cover that story a month after it happened it would mean that were idiots who are worthy of being called reporters and we knows that ain’t true

you feel me?

the real Old Gold

March 1st, 2011
7:46 pm

Not much good to say about GT sports now! The basketball team is terrible..the baseball team is over-rated as a team and with a coach that can’t win the big ones..and the football recruiting is laughable!


March 1st, 2011
7:58 pm

How about those character issues and his wonderlic score?


March 1st, 2011
8:18 pm

He should have stayed at GT one more year…….he would have been a solid 2nd round & maybe even a 1st round pick if he stayed in school.

I would imagine Johnathan Dwyer would do it different (I mean stay at GT for his senior season) if he had a do-over!


March 1st, 2011
9:46 pm

seems to me tech baseball team has a drug/drinking problem.
can you imagine if a uga baseball player had over dosed and died?

Truth Hurts

March 1st, 2011
9:50 pm

From people I know who went to Tech, cocaine is a rampant problem all over that campus.


March 1st, 2011
9:54 pm

we know little joe smokes weed and likes heiniken. give him credit, thought it would have been old english 800 the way he butchers the english language.

Jacket Backer

March 1st, 2011
9:58 pm

cocaine????…..pretty funny….

Tokyo jacket

March 1st, 2011
10:25 pm

Doug, I gotta agree w/ WDE. I don’t think that anyone suspects he has a character issue after the way in which the judge dropped it. Really not even cool to bring that up in my opinion.

Butts Wagner

March 1st, 2011
10:48 pm

Tarrant has always had the potential to be a very good player, but I don’t think he ever reached his potential at Tech.

Party at the Moontower

March 1st, 2011
11:02 pm

So you Techies will HONESTLY say if Tarrant was a UGA player, and had RAPE charges charged, and then dropped, you wouldn’t deem him a “Thug”………

C’mon man!!!!!


March 2nd, 2011
6:28 am

If you read the details of the report…they never even had intercourse. He was originally accused of giving non-consentual oral sex. The case was thrown out because the story kept changing.

5150 UOAD

March 2nd, 2011
6:53 am

Tarrant did as much as the 2 UGA players that touched a pregnant womans belly in the dorm hallway. He and the shouldn’t have done what they did but it was far from criminal.


March 2nd, 2011
8:12 am

Tarrant could have used another year in college to sharpen his skills. Nobody ever questioned his talent, but his skills and defensive abilities were more of the “all or nothing” sort. Either he was returning INT’s for TD’s or getting burned for them. Not sure why he felt the need to come out early but I wish him the best…


March 2nd, 2011
8:59 am

Oh that’s rich Tokyo Jacket. So the charges were dropped, eh? Please tell me, of all the UGA players that were arrested last year, how many of them have actually been convicted of anything? I guess that whole innocent until proven guilty thing only applies to Tech football players. That’s the double standard to end all double standards.

We had one “thug” who wouldn’t give his middle name to police and was charged with obstruction. Once it was discovered that the poor guy didn’t actually have a middle name the police publicly acknowledged it was a misunderstanding and the charge was dropped. Nevertheless, the AJC and Techies continue to add this incident to our infamous arrest count.

But Tarrant is doing just swell at the combine!!! Thanks for the info Techie..um, I mean Doug.

What a joke.

big dawg

March 2nd, 2011
9:05 am


March 2nd, 2011
9:11 am

The point, dog fans, is that it just goes on and on at UGA. We have a few, you have bunches. Your program is built on the shoulders of Odell Thurmond and the like. We know it and you know it. Richt is doing better but only after the school was embarassed into doing so. As he is quoted as saying, ” ..you have to do some of these to compete in the SEC.”

rmblg wreck

March 2nd, 2011
9:18 am

big dawg,

That list is just showing how many people were arrested on each team in the SI pre-season top 25.
Before you make an ass out of yourself, make sure you know what you are talking about.


March 2nd, 2011
9:39 am

Coach, the point is that Tech fans are stuck up sanctimonious holier than thou a-hole hypocrites with no integrity. Sure, we’ve got you beat on the overall arrest count. Its not hard when UGA Barney Fifes are taking people in for hitting parked cars and not giving them a middle name that doesn’t exist. I’m not making excuses. It is what it is. But you pukes have players arrested for RAPE and DRUG TRAFFIKING and then have the nerve to call our players thugs. Keep your big mouths shut and we’ve got no problems bro. Run your mouths and we’re going to call you on your hypocritical BS pal. You’ve got your own problems to deal with.

Techies, what’s up with that guy who slammed his girlfriend’s head in to a wall? I think his name was Robert Hall. I know that strict disciplinarian Johnson suspended him for an entire game. Is he at the combine too? I’m sure Doug will let us know if he cracks the top 10 in the shuttle run or has an impressive broad jump mark. I can’t wait to find out.


Alabama Jack

March 2nd, 2011
9:44 am

In a kind and gentle way – BITE ME dawgFAN.

Ace of Gold

March 2nd, 2011
10:03 am

dawgfan….not only did ealey hit a car at 3:18 am and could not be told to remain at the scene.
he’s dropped the ball again…..several weeks ago he was suspended from the “chain gang” team.
probably to reduce friction among new recruited inmates, and establish order before uga party nation
gets a hold of the new recruits. wow! what a joke for any hopes of any chances of a winning season.
hopefully warden ricth will keep his job as a looser for another year.

nerds are funny

March 2nd, 2011
10:07 am

Hey, aren’t most of you tech fans supposed to be out mowing lawns today for people? Come on, it is beautiful out and you are busy on a blog. Get back to work for God’s sakes! And remember, the green side goes UP when you are laying sod.


March 2nd, 2011
10:12 am

@DawgFan “Techies, what’s up with that guy who slammed his girlfriend’s head in to a wall? I think his name was Robert Hall.”

Wrong – it was not a wall, it was a door. He didn’t slam her head, he slammed the door. All charges were cleared, Johnson suspended him because of the charges, once he was cleared and charges were dropped Johnson let him back on the team.


March 2nd, 2011
10:41 am





March 2nd, 2011
10:44 am


I gave this advice to some other trolls and now I give it yo you.

Instead of posting the same old UGA spew every day, save yourself some time.

Make a list of the 20 typical UGA stereotypical crapola sayings you trolls repeat every day.

Number the list 1 to 20.

Then, instead of typing it out, just reference a number.

It is the way they tell jokes in the old folks homes and prisons to save time and energy.


March 2nd, 2011
10:46 am


thats 2 players you’ve named from the past decade. I believe you have had 12 arrested in the past 6 months? plus or minus a few?

an arrest is an arrest. the law is black and white (contrary to y’alls belief that its black and red). break it, get arrested. Where is the confusion in Athens? It must be that:

“sanctimonious holier than thou a-hole hypocrites with no integrity,” thing that was brought up. Otherwise, would you belive you were above the law? again, discussion over. I’d tell you to electrocute yourself, but the dawg blood line will take care of you by itself.


March 2nd, 2011
10:50 am

GA sou Eagle,

Try making the list as I recommended


March 2nd, 2011
10:58 am


Being a UGA(g) fan, you would know what goes on inside prisons wouldn’t you?

And a resounding (if you know what that means), “no,” to the list. This blog has turned into who is the more criminal school. Considering there is a FAIR and UNBIASED system to determine this, deemed the Fulmer Cup, which your severely underachieving illegitimate kids won last year hands down, there is NO ARGUING from you all. The fact of the matter is that YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, your scum constantly think they are above the law. Are we through here?


March 2nd, 2011
10:59 am

You Techies just don’t get it do you? It isn’t about the players you effing morons. Its about YOU. UGA fans don’t pretend that all of our football players are perfect little angels that sing in the church choir and study quantum physics when they aren’t playing football like you do. We’ve got problems. We don’t need you self-righteous pukes to tell us that. Ealey is a moron. A thug? No, but definitely a moron. You’ve got problems too. Robert Hall, Tarrant, Houston, the baseball player. All you ever do is make excuses. If you lose a football game you make excuses. If one of your football players beats up his girlfriend you make excuses for him. “It wasn’t a wall. It was a door.” LMAO. Classic. Then you turn around and call our players thugs. You’re just a disgrace and a total joke. Nobody has any respect for you.



March 2nd, 2011
11:01 am

dawgfan, you named 4 players over a decade. I can name 12 UGA players from last year.

Get it?

Just what is wrong with winning the Fulmer Cup...

March 2nd, 2011
11:01 am

…last time I checked Phat Phil had won a National Championship while CMR and CPJ had not (at least not on the Big Boy level – see, I am giving CPJ credit for twice winning on the little boy level – but what has he done lately)…