SJ's Jarron Gilbert may be top of draft

April 23, 2009 8:23:03 PM PDT
The NFL draft begins on Saturday and San Jose State defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert figures to be among the top Bay Area players chosen this weekend. Gilbert made a splash with NFL scouts thanks to a clip he posted on YouTube.

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Last summer Jarron jumped out of a pool without the use of his hands on the first try.

"I just jumped out of the pool, found out I could do it, and put it on tape," said Jarron.

He put it on YouTube and it went viral. Jarron was known more for this stunt than his play on the field.

"Seemed for awhile people forgot I played football, just referred to me as the pool jumper. Got me some attention and people started looking closer at my film," said Jarron.

Technology put him on the map.

"Yea, think I'm a pioneer of this kind of deal," said Jarron.

NFL teams took notice, as he lead the nation with 22 tackles for loss and had 9.5 sacks. Jarron has visited seven NFL teams. They love his athleticism, as he can play inside or outside on the defensive line. But has his heard from our local teams?

"I haven't visited the 49ers or Raiders, but never know what's going to happen. They say the team that doesn't talk to you all picks you up," said Jarron.

Jarron is trying to become one of the few father and sons to play in the NFL as his dad Darren played for the Saints. He also knows whatever team drafts him will have a swimming pool in training camp.

"I expect in training camp they'll make me jump out of the pool. I guess that's one of the things as a rookie I'll deal with," said Jarron.

Jarron Gilbert jumps out of pool: Click here
Draft Video Profile: Click here

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