Photo of A.J. Jenkins
Drafted By: 49ers
  • Round 1
  • Pick 30
  • Overall 30

Combine Results

78.7 ?
  • 4.39 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "Had a big senior season. Had him rated as my eighth wide receiver and a second-round pick. He's a vertical threat who gets in and out of his breaks smoothly. This is a good football player."

  • 6'0" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 192LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands


Jenkins was a two-year starter at Illinois (while also starting four games over his first two years) for the now-departed Ron Zook and has the speed to take the top off NFL defenses. He separates well when running with defenders and is good in securing the catch. He has fifth-round value at the next level.



Jenkins is quick off the ball and gets to top speed quickly. If he gets a free release, he can be tough for corners to stay with initially. He has ability to separate when necessary and is very fluid throughout his routes. His body is strikingly under control throughout, and he has good balance if corners try to push into his hips. Jenkins is willing to go across the middle and always reaches out to pluck the ball. He is effective deep but is less of a threat after the catch.


Jenkins initiates a hard step in, then back out, as his go-to move to release off the line, and corners can see it coming at times and get their hands in his chest to throw him off. He is a smooth runner, but he will take plays off.
Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.