Jefferson, Tarrant chime in on draft

Spoke with Brad Jefferson and Jerrard Tarrant leading up to the draft.

A couple quotes from the interviews, first Jefferson:

“I’m pretty confident (about playing in the NFL). I know what I can do. It’s just trying to get them to know I can do it. Either way it goes, you’ve just got to prove yourself. Even if you’re a first-rounder, you have to prove yourself.”

Jefferson said he’s 12 hours shy of his degree.

“That’s all my parents talk about, going back and getting that degree, no matter what happens.”

On where he thinks he might go in the draft:

“It’s pretty much up in the air right now. They’ll tell you things, but you’ve just got to wait. You won’t know anything until it happens.”

Jefferson will be waiting for his name to be called this weekend.

Jefferson will be waiting for his name to be called this weekend.

Tarrant on an opponent he thinks deserves a shot in the NFL.

“The running back from Miami, Graig Cooper. I think if he never would have gotten injured last year, he would have been a high pick. … He’s real physical. He runs hard, he goes 100 percent every play.”

On Tech’s season in 2010:

“We lost our leader in Josh Nesbitt, which hurt a lot. It was our first year running the 3-4. I think at the end of the year, we got a lot better at it. I think it was mainly those two (reasons).”

The type of team he’d like to be drafted by:
“(There are) a few teams I feel good about, teams that do a lot of zone blitzing and stuff that allow me to move around and make plays, and teams that need somebody on special teams, a return man.”

Draft coverage of rounds 2-3 begins Friday 6 p.m. on ESPN. Rounds 4-7 begin Saturday at noon.

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Stinger 2

April 29th, 2011
4:12 pm

Although I don`t know enough about their chances, I wish them both good luck to get picked as high as they deserve. The have represented GT
very well.

We_Run_This_Country

April 29th, 2011
4:22 pm

JT should go 3rd or 4th round…..Jefferson will not get drafted…maybe UFA.

dawgfan

April 29th, 2011
4:28 pm

Yes, Tarrant represented Tech well when he was accussed of rape. I know Techies. I know. The charges were dropped and innocent until proven guilty right? Its just that when one of our guys doesn’t pay a speeding ticket they are a “thug” according to you. Thug, thug, thug. But Tarrant represents Tech well? Mmmkay Techie.

LOL @ Tech fans.

sourgrapes

April 29th, 2011
4:30 pm

dawgfan, your sister called and said don’t forget it’s ya’lls date night tonight.

Truth hurts when your having fun

April 29th, 2011
4:37 pm

I have no doubts there will be about 10 Techies drafted tonight!!!

The NFL LOVES that triple option offense.

Josh Nesbitt will likely be drafted by the Patriots and instantly compete for the starting job against Tom Brady.

Truth hurts when your having fun

April 29th, 2011
4:39 pm

Rumor has it the New Orleans Saints have studied film of Paul Johnson’s offense, and are seriously considering drafting Josh Nesbitt, and having Mark Ingram run the triple option!!!

Take that Drew Brees!!!!

Timmy the Techie

April 29th, 2011
4:42 pm

dawgfan……

Wanna talk football??? Well then tell me what you majored in? How much money do you make? How big is your house? Tell me if you’re a redneck?

Take that!!!!

dawgs are trash

April 29th, 2011
4:45 pm

I will now begin the practice of posting some useless, ignorant crap on every uga-related board since that seems to be thing for dawgs to do on Tech boards. You people are pathetic. The absolute definition of trash. “Truth hurts” all right…

No way

April 29th, 2011
4:48 pm

“Truth hurts when your having fun”..learn English moron. I bet every Tech football player is 10 times smarter than you.

D A DoubleU G

April 29th, 2011
4:52 pm

dawgfan,

I too believe with all of my heart that if Tarrant were a Dawg, and he was accused and dropped of rape charges, he would be inked as one of those “thugs” the nerds love to label.

He would be in the same class of “thugs” as the ones who don;t have middle names, emerge from alleys on scooters, forget to pay speeding tickets, drink underage while in college (ouch, that’s a bad one!)…….

But yeah. Since Tarrant is a nerd, what a valiant and inspiring story of overcoming adversity of obviously being the target of a setup by some young lady out to deface him and the fine Institute he so whole heatedly tries to represent. What a poor, poor victim. Maybe I should name my kid “Jerrard” in honor of the inspirational situation I just described.

You are lots of fun, but very little truth

April 29th, 2011
4:53 pm

or useful info.

right on time

April 29th, 2011
4:56 pm

Glad to see Tech obsessed DA has checked in. Generally one of the first to post on a Tech blog. Sure wish you could learn to love your team as much as you hate ours, but that’s just not near as much fun. Enjoy!

Truth hurts when your having fun

April 29th, 2011
4:57 pm

How on earth did Mark Ingrim get drafted over Anthony Allen?!?!?!?!?

Allen knows how to run the Triple Option!!!! Do you honestly think Ingrim can do that?!?!?!?!?

dawgs are trash

April 29th, 2011
4:58 pm

D A DoubleU G – thanks for stopping by. Apparently you and Leonard Pope took a lot of “classes” together – “whole heatedly tries to represent”? Is that how you talk when you are taking orders at the drive-thru window? You ought to just name your kid “X” given the gene pool he’ll be coming from – don’t want the spelling thing to drag him down.

sourgrapes

April 29th, 2011
5:00 pm

Quick, someone find an ewe in heat so we can get rid of the Cletuses and Jimmy Bob Franks.

Truth hurts when your having fun

April 29th, 2011
5:03 pm

If you nerds didn’t get so offended when somebody shows the same hate for you that you have for others, I probably wouldn’t waste my time.

But I am glad you hate me. I hate you too.

Enjoy your weekends!!!

sourgrapes

April 29th, 2011
5:06 pm

baaaa. baaaaa.

RambleOn84

April 29th, 2011
5:07 pm

Don’t feed the trolls.

We have Charlie Sheen endorsing us. They don’t. We are obviously the classier of the bunch.

sourgrapes

April 29th, 2011
5:11 pm

RO – That was actually one of the classiest things the guy has done in 6 months – the man can entertain, I’ll give him that.

Sorry Dogs

April 29th, 2011
5:26 pm

D A Double U G,

Everyone knows you’re also dawgfan, RambleOn84, and today Truth Hurts….oh, and Logan Booker.
We’re from Tech, we’re smarter than you by definition.

Never forget that mutt. ( I know you can’t, and it tears you up doesn’t it? )

All of y'all . . .

April 29th, 2011
5:27 pm

just grow up! Stick to commenting on the story. dawgfan, just go away and find somewhere you are wanted and stop picking a fight – you cannot witn here, against the higher powers that be!

Tarrant will have to fall into perfect fit situation in order to stay in the league more than just a couple of years. I believe Mr. Jefferson will have a productive NFL career, whether it be via the draft or undrafted free agent signing. He is intelligent and can adapt to whatever he is asked to do. Couple his intelligence with speed/quickness and athletic ability and he’ll be just fine.

sourgrapes

April 29th, 2011
5:33 pm

wouldn’t be surprised to see a value team like New England pick him up

reggie ball

April 29th, 2011
5:48 pm

do i have any eligibility left??

superDawg

April 29th, 2011
6:17 pm

tek ain’t a blip on the pimple of the universe.They are the whole ZIT.If you don’t believe me take a photo of a nerd!

superDawg

April 29th, 2011
6:19 pm

blazer

April 29th, 2011
6:32 pm

Mr. Pushoff got drafted 4th!!

macrotech

April 29th, 2011
6:59 pm

superDawg IS a pimple on a warthog’s butt! Don’t mind him, though; he’ll disappear after the pups third loss of the season!

dawgfan AND D A DoubleU G’s obsession with ALL things Tech is cute! Shall we take a poll regarding an honorary membership of Tech’s fan base?

dawgfan

April 29th, 2011
7:46 pm

macrotech, any idea where you’ll be after your joke program’s 10th loss in 11 tries against those pups?

I love antagonizing Tech fans. They are so easy to hate.

boycott

April 29th, 2011
8:35 pm

To all AJC staff: are you reading this nonsense?? One would think that, at some point, the AJC would be embarrassed to have these comments on their website. This has gotten way out of hand. If you wonder why most GT fans don’t even bother reading and responding to your blog stories, just see above.

RambleOn84

April 29th, 2011
8:40 pm

So some loser dog fan has a lot of fun impersonating me now. I guess I should be flattered. But instead I’m going to take out a restraining order.

RambleOn84

April 29th, 2011
8:44 pm

I don’t know if Tarrant will make it in the league as a safety, but I think he could have a chance as a returner right away.

Jefferson could definitely be a starter as an ILB in a 3-4.

dagnabit

April 29th, 2011
8:57 pm

I wish Lowe had done his drunk driving in Athens.

Lacey

April 29th, 2011
9:14 pm

It really is amazing and amusing how disgustingly offended you Georgia Tech guys get when a UGA fan pokes fun at you.

You guys live to make fun of UGA and belittle everything about their school and students-fans-alumni.

Just take it as a compliment that they except the rivalry, especially since it truly hasn;t been one in quite some time…

dawgfan

April 29th, 2011
9:38 pm

Tech fans are big fat hypocrites Lacey. Always have been.

The rivalry only exists between the fans. On the football field they are no more our rival than Vandy or Kentucky. Check the recent records.

Thanks.

Very Old Gold 1968

April 29th, 2011
9:41 pm

Rivalry goes both ways. I do agree with UGA fans though that we seem to point out that their fruit is rotten more than we enjoy our own fruits.

So don;t get in a tizzy about them coming on here. We go on theirs. It’s all in fun. Some have emotions stronger than others, but let it be.

Some of my best friends are UGA guys, and it can really be a fun rivalry. If you poke back when they poke though, you are only part of the problem.

Go Jackets!
c/o1968

Rodney Dangerfield

April 29th, 2011
10:11 pm

Tarrant served a one year suspension for the alleged rape. A Dawg would served a one half suspension against Louisiana-LaFayette. That is why Tech fans make fun of your thuglife players. The sad thing is that your players aren’t even thugs, but wanna be thugs, go check out your next Herschel Walker’s facebook. It is too easy. Plus there are 15 dawgs arrested for every one jacket arrest.

Your players and your fans are birds of a feather. That is why I don’t like the dawgs. It is hard to like a team of athletically gifted jackasses that have blithering idiots like DA (dumbass) Double G as fans.

Rodney Dangerfield

April 29th, 2011
10:14 pm

And Washaun Ealey is not a “thug” for not paying a ticket and obtaining an arrest warrant, he is a freaking idiot like most of his fans.

Rodney Dangerfield is dead

April 29th, 2011
10:20 pm

Much like the Jackets when playing UGA on the gridiron for the last 30 years.

Successful Dawg

April 29th, 2011
10:42 pm

Seriously, if UGA didn’t absolutely own you, you guys wouldn’t give a sheep’s fart about us.

superDawg

April 29th, 2011
11:59 pm

macriod you are a pimple on the inside of a fart.

macrotech

April 30th, 2011
1:37 am

dawgfan, I’ll be where I always am…standing proudly for my team…win or lose!

superDawg, I appreciate you bringing up the topic of farts! YOU’RE a great example…once the stink of your team fills the air…you quickly disappear! If a fart could be photographed I’m willing to be it would look like you!

As “Very Old Gold 1968″ says, “It’s all in fun” ;)

GTBob

April 30th, 2011
3:27 am

It really is amazing and amusing how disgustingly offended you Georgia Tech guys get when a UGA fan pokes fun at you.

I don’t think anyone takes the trash talk seriously. At least, I hope they don’t. It’s all in good fun.

Old Blind Dawg

April 30th, 2011
7:10 am

GT football and the NFL draft – mutually exclusive.

Alabama Jack

April 30th, 2011
7:32 am

The state of Georgia has a number of quality universities – Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, and oh yes, Georgia Sucks.

juvenal

April 30th, 2011
7:36 am

unfortunately, as a result of the excessive party(drinking)atmosphere pervasive on college campuses today, there are many kids who put themselves in situations to be abused sexually-by some sources, up to 1/2 of female co-eds…..& folks from major land-grant state universities should be the last to throw stones….

Old Blind Dawg

April 30th, 2011
7:48 am

What I find shocking – finding a GT coed pretty enough to spur the juices to the point of uncontrollable sexual desires. I mean really even a pervert should have standards.

Hard to imagine what these techie football players would do if surrounded by the beauties one sees at UGA.

RambleOn84

April 30th, 2011
7:58 am

“Old Blind Dawg,”
I’ve been to UGA. Plenty of times. My wife graduated from UGA. While there are plenty of good looking girls from UGA, this is WAY overstated by UGA fans.

It’s a numbers game. UGA has a huge enrollment with a ton of females. As a liberal arts school (as opposed to a technical school), females are the majority.

However, there are plenty of dogs (no pun intended) on campus. As with any college, your best bet is to find a freshman. Most of the upperclassmen females are used up, overweight, and busted. This is ture even more so at UGA. I guess it has something to do with the “party school” atmosphere.

But keep pushing the myth that all the girls are Miss America contestants…maybe someone will believe it.

Old Blind Dawg

April 30th, 2011
8:07 am

Ramble you are correct in stating UGA has a few uglies what you fail to mention is the percentage of uglies roaming the GT campus.

My point is clearly demonstrated by your actions. You went to UGA to find a suitable bride – something you would likely not find roaming the GT campus.

RambleOn84

April 30th, 2011
8:11 am

No, I didn’t go to UGA to find a suitable bride. My longtime girlfriend went to UGA while I went to Emory. She actually wanted to go to Georgia Tech, but in the end decided against it because she thought it would be too difficult.

Proving my point that UGA just happens to have more women due to the fact that women can’t do math.

It’s a numbers game. I’m not poking fun at UGA; just trying to state the facts.

RambleOn84

April 30th, 2011
8:13 am

GT’s ratio of good-looking girls to dogs is about the same as UGA’s is. Look a little closer.

There just aren’t as many girls at GT for the reasons listed before.