NFL Draft 2012: Janoris Jenkins and Players Who Are Worth the Risk

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NFL Draft 2012:  Janoris Jenkins and Players Who Are Worth the Risk
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Is Janoris Jenkins worth the risk?

Janoris Jenkins is considered by many to be the top cover corner in the draft. But to say he carries some baggage is like saying that Real Housewives of New Jersey enjoy a little drama in their lives.

Jenkins started his career at Florida before being dismissed from the team because of off-the-field issues. He finished his career at North Alabama. Jenkins is known to smoke a little pot, but said he's clean, according to He's also, according to, fathered several children with several different women.

That kind of report sends red flags a flying in NFL front offices.

But not too long ago there was defensive linemen from Miami who also liked to toke up. His name was Warren Sapp. Considered by many to be the top defensive linemen in the draft his stock dropped like a rock after questions about his character crept up until he fell to Tampa Bay at No. 12 overall. He went on to win a Super Bowl and went to seven straight Pro Bowls.

Sometimes guys who aren't angels in college do succeed at the next level. Here is a list of seven that just might work out.

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