Why St. Louis Rams' Rookie Janoris Jenkins Will Be a Shutdown Corner in the NFL

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Why St. Louis Rams' Rookie Janoris Jenkins Will Be a Shutdown Corner in the NFL
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Questions of Janoris Jenkins' character plummeted his draft stock this past April, but his off-the-field behavior shouldn't keep him from becoming a shutdown corner in the NFL. Jenkins was drafted 39th overall to the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft this year, and newly hired coach Jeff Fisher loves the kid.

"He's very talented…and that has shown just in the last couple days," Fisher said via ProFootballTalk after the Rams' first OTAs. 

Fisher is so confident in Jenkins' game that he has already named the rookie a starting cornerback alongside Cortland Finnegan.

But will Jenkins be able to mirror Finnegan’s success in this league? Here is why Janoris Jenkins will be the right man for St. Louis this year.

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