South Panola's DL is led by Jarred Draper
Jarred Draper
Jarred Draper
Mississippi Scout
Posted Jan 20, 2007

Jarred Draper (DT, Batesville, MS) - The Tigers defense was ranked 1st in Class 5A in total defense this past season.

The leader for South Panola's line came from there play of their 6' 1", 255 pound defensive tackle.

"I just play all out every game," added Jarred Draper. I do not take any plays off, and I use my lower body strength to gain leverage."

But it is Draper's quickness off of the ball that gives him the biggest advantage.

"I am real quick, and I use my 4.9 speed to the best of my ability."

Jared's strength also plays a role in his effectiveness.

"I am benching 325 right now and squatting 500."

Jared is one of the rare players from the Tigers program that earned a starting job as a sophomore.

"That season it really told me that I belonged. Playing with Chris Strong and all of those guys was an eye opener for me. Once I knew I belonged, that really got me going."

Draper was named Player of the Week after the Starkville and Horn Lake games.

"I guess my best game was against Starkville. I had a real good game against a good team. That gave me a lot of confidence."

Jarred collected 48 tackles and led his team in sacks with 7.

"It was kind of an up and down season. There were a lot of highs and lows. But I learned a lot, and I got better as the season went along. I am just ready for next year."

Three schools stand out right now.

"I like LSU, Auburn, and Alabama."

LSU - "It is an SEC school."

Auburn - "Another SEC school. I just like the SEC conference."

Alabama - "Just another SEC school."

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