Jayron Kearse   # SAF

Height: 6-4   Weight: 215   Age: 26

Born: 2/11/1994 Fort Myers , FL

College: Clemson

Experience: 5th season

High School: South Fort Myers HS [Fort Myers, FL]; Cypress Lake HS [Fort Myers, FL]

TCKL

28

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0

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1

Draft 2016

Pick No.244

Selected By: Minnesota Vikings

Round: 7

Pick (Overall): 23 (244)

Pick Analysis: Clemson might have locked up Kearse as a recruit by giving him the choice of playing safety or receiver once arriving on campus. Not only did he prefer the physical aspects of the game in spite of his frame, but he also has some excellent family resources to access on the defensive side of the ball; his uncle is former Florida and NFL pass rusher extraordinaire Jevon Kearse and cousin is former Miami and NFL star cornerback Phillip Buchanon. He started just three games in his freshman season, playing in 12, but still managed to make 55 tackles and tie for the team lead with four interceptions. Kearse started at safety his sophomore campaign (67 stops, five for loss, three sacks, two interceptions) and continued that success in a first-team All-ACC junior season (62 tackles, 6.5 for loss, one interception, six pass break-ups). The Associated Press voted him second team All-American in 2015, as well, as he joined a bevy of talented defenders and Heisman hopeful quarterback Deshaun Watson in putting together an undefeated regular season and national championship game appearance.

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  1. 2016 Combine workout: Jayron Kearse

    Published: March 17, 2016 at 02:35 p.m.

    Watch Clemson DB Jayron Kearse work out at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.

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