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Pick: Janoris Jenkins
College: North Alabama
Measurables: 5' 10", 183 lbs, 4.46 40 time, 33.5" vertical, 6.95 three-cone, 4.13 shuttle time
Analysis: In case you haven't heard the story about Janoris Jenkins, here it is in a nutshell: Jenkins came into the University of Florida as a top recruit. He was named a starter his freshman year and instantly proved to be one of the best corners in the country. He shut down both A.J. Green and Julio Jones.
Then Jenkins was arrested three times—twice for marijuana, once for fighting—and kicked off the Florida team. He transferred to North Alabama, where he was again suspended for throwing a punch in a game.
That's Jenkins for you. Elite—and I mean elite—talent, but a constant troublemaker. If he screws his head on straight, he has the speed, balance, athleticism, ball skills and tackling ability to be a lockdown NFL corner. There really aren't any physical flaws you can point to with Jenkins.
He may take some time to teach—both off the field and on it—but if he learns the intricacies of NFL defenses and what it means to be a professional athlete, he could be a diamond in the rough. The Lions are a talented young team, and could be a shutdown corner away from becoming a Super Bowl contender.
Jenkins could very well be the next Pacman Jones. But he also could be the next Joe Haden.
Other Possibilities: The Lions will surely go DB here, and may go with a corner without the character issues, like Stephon Gilmore or even SS Mark Barron. Both would start right away.