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Jalen Myrick (born February 27, 1995) is an American football cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Minnesota, and was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Jalen Myrick
Myrick in 2016
Myrick in college in 2016
No. 30 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1995-02-27) February 27, 1995 (age 24)
Bloomingdale, Georgia
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Savannah Christian Preparatory (Savannah, Georgia)
College:Minnesota
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 7 / Pick: 222
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:0
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:1
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

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High schoolEdit

Myrick attended Savannah Christian Preparatory School in Savannah, Georgia.[1] He played football and ran track in high school with personal bests of 10.61 and 22.15 seconds in the 100 and 200 meters, respectively. [2]

College careerEdit

Myrick played at Minnesota from 2013 to 2016.[3][4][5] During his career he had 93 tackles, five interceptions and two touchdowns.

Professional careerEdit

Myrick's 4.28 in the 40-yard dash marked the fastest time out of all the defensive backs at the 2017 NFL Combine.[6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
200 lb
(91 kg)
31 58 in
(0.80 m)
8 34 in
(0.22 m)
4.28 s 4.22 s 7.06 s 37.5 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Myrick in the seventh round (222nd overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft.[8] On May 11, the Jaguars signed Myrick to a four-year, $2.49 million contract with a signing bonus of $93,666.[9] On December 24, 2017, Myrick blocked an extra point attempt by the San Francisco 49ers that was returned to the end zone for two points.

On September 1, 2018, Myrick was waived by the Jaguars.[10]

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On September 5, 2018, Myrick was signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad.[11] He was released on October 16, 2018, but was re-signed a week later.[12][13] He was released again on October 27, 2018.[14] He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 27, 2018.[15] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on January 2, 2019.[16] He was waived on April 11, 2019.[17]

Atlanta FalconsEdit

On August 18, 2019, Myrick signed with the Atlanta Falcons.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://savannahnow.com/news-sports-college-sports/2016-08-22/savannah-minnesota-jalen-myricks-football-journey
  2. ^ http://blogs.twincities.com/gophers/2014/08/13/fall-camp-sophomore-cornerback-jalen-myrick-built-speed/
  3. ^ http://www.espn.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/131247/jalen-myrick-ready-to-run-with-chance-to-be-minnesotas-top-cornerback
  4. ^ http://www.twincities.com/2014/10/13/gophers-football-for-jalen-myrick-losing-was-motivation/
  5. ^ http://www.twincities.com/2016/11/17/strange-connections-brought-jalen-myrick-to-minnesota/
  6. ^ http://www.twincities.com/2017/03/06/former-gopher-jalen-myrick-impresses-in-fast-40-yard-dash-at-nfl-combine/
  7. ^ Jalen Myric Draft Profile
  8. ^ Oehser, John (April 29, 2017). "No. 222: Jaguars select CB Jalen Myrick". Jaguars.com. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  9. ^ "Spotrac.com: Jalen Myrick contract". spotrac.com. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  10. ^ Oehser, John (September 1, 2018). "Roster reduction: Jaguars move to 53 players". Jaguars.com.
  11. ^ "Vikings Sign Former Gopher Jalen Myrick to Practice Squad". Vikings.com. September 5, 2018.
  12. ^ Peters, Craig (October 16, 2018). "Vikings Bring Back DT David Parry". Vikings.com.
  13. ^ "Vikings Announce Practice Squad Roster Moves". Vikings.com. October 24, 2018.
  14. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Sign T Storm Norton To Active Roster". Vikings.com. October 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "Vikings Place Safety Andrew Sendejo on the Injured Reserve". Vikings.com. November 27, 2018.
  16. ^ "Vikings Announce Reserve / Future Free Agent Signings". Vikings.com. January 2, 2019.
  17. ^ Alper, Josh (April 11, 2019). "Vikings waive Jalen Myrick". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  18. ^ McFadden, Will. "Falcons agree to terms with Jalen Myrick, release Stephone Anthony". AtlantaFalcons.com. Retrieved August 18, 2019.

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