Janoris Jenkins to Rams: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis
There may not be a prospect in this draft that is a polarizing as Janoris Jenkins.
Jenkins was dismissed from Florida after a second marijuana charge, and finished his football career at Northern Alabama.
While the second drug incident (and third arrest) appeared to be the final straw, it is unlikely that his coach, Will Muschamp, would have kicked him out last April if he had been an otherwise first-class citizen. Jenkins has his share of attitude problems that will draw red flags.
What is more confusing about Jenkins is that his tape at Florida, in which is played against some of the top receivers in college football, is more impressive than the work he did at Division II North Alabama of the Gulf South Conference.
Here is CBS Sports.com's take on Jenkins:
Jenkins has that rare combination of instincts, quickness and agility needed to be a truly great cover cornerback. Scouts at the Senior Bowl likened his play to that of several-time All-Pro Asante Samuel...He should be able to step in immediately and cover those pesky slot receivers as well as help as a punt returner.
Off-field issues aside, Jenkins has all of the ability to start in the NFL at just about any corner position. Because he has proven to have what it takes to shut down the top college receivers, he should translate his skills to the NFL level with relative ease.
If he can stay out of trouble, Jenkins has a chance to be truly special. But he needs to get out of his own way in order to reach his full potential.
After nabbing wideout Brian Quick with the first of their second-round picks, the Rams have decided to shore up their secondary with this shutdown corner. No doubt St. Louis is getting stronger with these big selections early on Day 2.
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