17

March

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

Janoris Jenkins

North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins

Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: Janoris Jenkins

Player information:

  • 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.

NFL Combine:

  • 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.”

Video:


Video Analysis:

  • 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
4

April

Packers Prospect Profile – OG Mike Pouncey, University of Florida

1) Profile:

Mike Pouncey

College: Florida

Position: G and C (also one season at DT)

Height: 6′5″   Weight: 303 lbs.

Born: July 24, 1989 From: Lakeland, FL

2) High School / College Highlights: Mike Pouncey started his college career by moving from the offensive line to the defensive line as a true freshman. He started the last four games of 2007, finishing with eight tackles and an interception. He moved back to the offensive line in 2008 and started the next 28 games at right guard. After his brother, Maurkice, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike took over as the Gators’ center for his senior season.

Pouncey was a standout guard at Lakeland High School in Florida and helped block for a team that rushed for over 4,000 yards. Scout.com rated Pouncey the seventh best guard in the country out of high school. Rivals.com pegged him at No. 31.

For the Gators, Pouncey earned AP second team All-American honors in 2009. He made the All-SEC second team in 2008 and 2010. According to CBSsports.com, Pouncey graded out at 92 percent for the 2010 season, tops among Florida offensive linemen.

3) College Stats: 45 career starts (13 at C, 28 at OG, 4 at DT).

4) NFL Combine Results: 5.28 40-yd dash, 25.0 vertical jump, 96.0 broad jump, 7.66 three-cone drill, 4.64 20-yd shuttle.

5) Strengths/Weaknesses: Pouncey struggles at times to snap the ball accurately and get his hands up in pass protection, but since he’s projected as a guard in the NFL, this might not matter. He has good balance and handles bull rushers effectively, which is essential in today’s NFL.  Pouncey also typically makes first contact in pass protection and tries to get an early edge on his opponent.

Most reports say Pouncey has a bit of a nasty streak in run blocking and looks to drive opponents into the turf. He also has good quickness and balance while pulling and trapping and shows great upper-body strength.

Pouncey occasionally lapses while trying to sustain blocks on the second level, which could be problematic in the Packers’ zone-blocking scheme.

6) Fit for the Packers: Pouncey’s versatility is what makes him an attractive NFL prospect, especially for the Packers. The Packers played several offensive linemen at different positions the last few seasons. Pouncey is already used to moving around, so playing at either guard position or center should not require much of an adjustment.