The Philadelphia Eagles traded for defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan on Tuesday.
The deal includes the Eagles trading their 3rd round pick (74) for the Baltimore Ravens 3rd round pick (99). After losing Bennie Logan in free agency, the Eagles are quickly trying to make up for that loss starting with this trade.
Jernigan was selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He just finished his rookie contract with the Ravens. He totaled 13 total sacks and 45 tackles in the three-year period in Baltimore.
There have been rumors that Jernigan has work ethic issues and uncooperative attitudes with coaches. While this may be true, in a new system he could have the opportunity to start alongside defensive star Fletcher Cox.
One of the main reasons that Jernigan could have been frustrated with his role was that former teammate Brandon Williams had just signed a massive five-year $54 million contract. According to coaches, his dominance only appeared in flashes instead of it being on a consistent basis.
Now in a new Jim Schwartz system, Jernigan has the ability to compete to earn the second defensive tackle spot in the rotation. He will have to compete with his new teammates Beau Allen, Destiny Vaeao and Aziz Shittu for playing time.