The 24-year-old Jernigan measures in at 6-2, 300 pounds. In three seasons with Baltimore, the former second round pick has recorded 47 tackles, 13 sacks, three pass deflections, one interception, and one fumble recovery.
Jernigan’s pass rush ability should be a big upgrade on what the Eagles have had at defensive tackle in recent years. With all due respect to Bennie Logan, who is a great player (and a personal favorite), he never really excelled in this area. Jernigan’s pass rush ability is apparent when you watch him plays. Just check out his NFL highlights.
If you want to go back even further in time, you can check out his college highlights below (video music NSFW).
Just for fun, here’s an old 2014 scouting report on Jernigan from BGN alumnus Mike Kaye.
Strengths: Jernigan had the ability to play nose tackle, three technique and five technique. His versatility is very real and he has the ability to stop the run and rush the passer. He has average arm size, but uses every inch well and can shed blocks. He is able to stunt and get good penetration, despite his lack of speed and size because he uses his hands well. He has an obvious mean streak and can be brutal against offensive linemen. He is a vicious tackler, who is quite talented at getting stops, Jernigan is a serious wall against the run game. He has a frame to add weight.
Weaknesses: Jernigan is relatively undersized at the pro level. He is also not incredibly quick. His motor is up-and-down and there seems to be times where he gets tired.
Eagles Outlook: The Eagles, as previously mentioned, have a solid starting front. There is also the issue of Jernigan's size not meshing with Billy Davis' liking. However, the Eagles are big fans of talent and competition, so Jernigan could have a shot at being the No. 22 overall pick. He has the versatility that Davis and Chip Kelly prefer on defense, but there are enough pros and cons for their interest to go either way.
If you just can’t get enough Timmy Jernigan film, here are some clips of him destroying fools.
Here’s new Eagles DT Timmy Jernigan sacking Tom Brady. pic.twitter.com/9xvo0ZLmSw— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 4, 2017
No clue how Kirk Cousins got up from this shot. Timmy Jernigan drives through his soul pic.twitter.com/tPE8zwkSud— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) October 11, 2016
Timmy Jernigan isn't talked about enough. This guy bullies people weekly. Very good UOH & leverage to stack/shed pic.twitter.com/d5u56VaIWF— Brandon Thorn (@VeteranScout) January 5, 2016
Oh how much I miss you Timmy Jernigan. pic.twitter.com/2LoqU7pxNk— Logan B. Robinson (@LogansTwitty) November 22, 2016