Despite Jenkins’s spectacular skill set, questions of his off-the-field activities have reportedly erased his name from several draft boards for the first round.
A former BCS National Champion and Freshman All-American at the University of Florida, Jenkins ran into trouble with the law three times in Gainesville, including multiple charges for marijuana.
He still has a strong chance to be selected in the first round, though, due to his polished resume as a Gator and his clean sheet of good behavior during his senior stint North Alabama.
At the combine, Jenkins responded to the chatter about his off-the-field misconduct:
"I was honest, straightforward," Jenkins. "Told them I did it. I admitted to everything. I take full responsibility. I learned from it. It made me a stronger person. How to separate myself from certain guys, certain people. In order to be successful at the next level, I can’t do the things that I used to do.’’
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