Jernigan only had one season starting at Florida State, but that was enough for the big defensive tackle to impress scouts and coaches alike. He earned himself a first team All-American spot and a second team All-ACC spot last season, and also established himself as a fearsome force on the defensive line.
The former Seminole is a hulking presence on the interior of a defensive line, capable of bulling through the offensive line to make plays in the backfield. He's agile enough to evade blockers and quick enough to get to the ball-carrier. He's a force in the run game and can disrupt the passing game with his strength and size.
However, Jernigan has plenty of risk attached to him. He lacks quickness off the line and is frequently a half-beat behind the snap. He's still raw, and his technique beating blockers still needs a lot of work.
Will Jernigan's physical talents translate to the pros? Or will his lack of polish turn him into a disappointment? Watch as our Draft experts discuss his ceiling, and what he brings to the NFL as a rookie.