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Gators' Janoris Jenkins to enter NFL Draft

Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:46 am
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

In the flood of departures for the NFL Draft yesterday, featuring such luminaries as Ryan Mallett, Mark Ingram, and not Andrew Luck, there was one early entrant that seemed to be unjustly overlooked: Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who multiple reports stated would be declaring in the near future.

Jenkins doesn't have a whole lot in the way of stats -- three interceptions, a handful of tackles-for-loss, some mostly nondescript punt returns -- but being named first-team All-SEC by the AP reflects how dominant Jenkins was in man-to-man coverage, moreso than any other player in the conference that wasn't Patrick Peterson. (That the SEC's coaches selected South Carolina's wobbly Stephon Gilmore over Jenkins for first-team honors is maybe the worst case of preseason-accolade inertia we've seen that hasn't involved Adrian Clayborn.)

The consensus on Jenkins is that he'll go in the first round, possibly in the top 10 or 15 picks , and given the premium on top-level cover corners on the next level (as wel las the college one), that makes sense. Maybe he's not Ingram or Mallett in terms of star power, but there's a chance Jenkins could outshine both in the league.

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Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:01 am
 

Gators' Janoris Jenkins to enter NFL Draft

I don't think he shut down Alshon Jeffery during SC game. It was more a case of give Lattimore the ball and let him run for 215 yards and 3 TDs from what I can remember.



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Gators' Janoris Jenkins to enter NFL Draft

If he is the real deal and it looks like he is. His new home might be in Michigan.



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 1:59 pm
 

Gators' Janoris Jenkins to enter NFL Draft

Jenkins is the real deal.  I knew this was coming.  He shut down or extremely limited the best receivers in the SEC, Julio Jones, Alshon Jeffery, AJ Green all basically were a non-factor when they played UF.  The only guy I see have some success on Jenkins this year was Toliver from LSU.


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