NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: Janoris Jenkins
- Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
- 5-foot-10, 193 lbs
- All sorts of red flags: Kicked off team at Florida (it’s really hard to get kicked off the Gators), kicked out of a game at North Alabama and still hangs around with bad people according to some scouts.
- 4.46 40-yard dash
- 4.13 20-yard shuttle
- 6.95 3-cone drill
- 10.01′ long jump
- 33.5″ vertical jump
- N/A bench press reps
News & Notes:
Probably would have been a no-doubt first-rounder if he didn’t get kicked out of Florida. … Has four kids, all under the age of three. … Stood out immediately as a true freshman in the SEC. … Completely dominated Division II competition. … Considered by some scouts to be the most gifted CB in the country. … Can play press, man and zone coverage. … Inconsistent tackler. … Missed only one game in his college career.
What they’re saying about him:
In Jenkins’s case, it’s probably best if we let him speak for himself:
- On his marijuana use: “I’m done with it forever. I can’t do it, man.”
- On talking to teams about his past: “I was honest, straightforward, told ‘em I did it. I admitted to everything, I take full responsibility, and I learned from it.”
- On what teams see in him: “They see the talent, they just want to know the kind of kid I am. I just come in here and show them that I’m not a bad kid. I’m looking to put it in the past and move forward.”
- Here’s what Mike Mayock of the NFL Network had to say about Jenkins: “What happens, whether you believe in it or not, is the more talented kids get more chances, and Jenkins is a pretty talented kid. Someone’s going to want to buy into that.”
- He looks damn good against a couple of current NFL WRs in this video
- Doesn’t shy away from sticking his nose in there on screens to the bigger and stronger Julio Jones
- Seems to understand positioning when the ball is in the air (see the play where he undercuts A.J. Green)
- Effort is there against run game, but doesn’t seem like much of a tackler
- Is it likely that the Packers take a guy with as much baggage as Jenkins? Doubtful. But if he falls far enough and Ted Thompson thinks his value is worth the risk, you never know. Maybe a player like Charles Woodson and a coach like Mike McCarthy could help him stay on the right path.