Malcolm Jenkins: What Poisition Should He Play In the NFL?

Kyle StrittholtCorrespondent IApril 1, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 07:  Malcolm Jenkins #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs back an interception against the Louisiana State University Tigers during the AllState BCS National Championship on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Malcolm Jenkins was the best defensive back in the Nation. He’s had 11 career interceptions, two for touchdowns. Over his last three seasons at Ohio State he’s averaged over 50 tackles.


At the end of the season experts put him in the top ten first round picks and he was the No. 1 corner in the Mock Drafts.


After his mediocre performance at the NFL Combine, should he make a switch to safety?


I don’t believe that he should switch his position before he is drafted. It isn’t up to the experts on what he should play, in the NFL it is up to the coaches and the team that drafts him.


It is important for people to perform well at the Combine, but I don’t think it should make the biggest decision about the player and his abilities.


Malcolm Jenkins is the best defensive back in this draft and that is a fact. He can play physical with the running game, and he is rarely burnt in his coverage. He didn’t win the Thorpe being overrated, this kid can play.


I don’t think his 40-yard dash time should be an issue, sometimes it means something, other times it doesn’t mean a thing.


If Jenkins becomes a safety, I’m confident he’ll play just as hard as he will as a corner.


He will most likely go to either Green Bay or the Saints, and if he drops lower than the 14 spot he will be a gift to one of those later teams.


I look for Jenkins to be affective right away, and continuing the dominance of first round drafted players from the Ohio State Buckeyes team.