Janoris Jenkins is a mixed bag with huge upside and off-field concerns. Bert Breer of the NFL Network has reported that several scouts are comparing Jenkins with Darrelle Revis.
He said, "He might be the best corner in the draft, I mean him and Morris Claiborne and Dre Kirkpatrick. I heard somebody compare him to Revis the other day, physically."
That is some good company to be in.
Some of his off-field character concerns might allow the Denver Broncos a shot at him in the first round. When addressing the media on Sunday, Jenkins was answering questions about his time at the University of Florida.
He said, "I failed one drug test at Florida. I got arrested three times, one for a bar fight and two for possession of marijuana."
Breer's fellow NFL Network analyst, Charles Davis feels that Jenkins athletically may be the best of this class, but it will be character that determines where he lands.
Davis said, "Athletically, I think he's the best corner here. That part is no issue. It's the rest of it he's going to have to work his way through."
Pro Football Weekly has him listed as a Pro Bowl-caliber talent who could start immediately either inside in the slot or outside.
While Jenkins is definitely a high-risk player, the risk comes potentially with a major reward. It is possible that Jenkins could lock up the cornerback spot opposite of Bailey, and then be a No. 1 shutdown corner once the Broncos move Bailey to safety in the twilight of his career.