Prospect

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Jarvis Jenkins (DL)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    310 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Clemson
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Washington Redskins
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 9 (41)

Pick Analysis: Mike Shanahan gives the defense another vital piece with the selection of Jenkins. He is a long, rangy athlete with outstanding strength and power. He is capable of playing at the three- or five-technique in the scheme and provides the unit with much-needed bulk on the interior. His ability to hold the point against the run should free up their linebacker to flow quickly to the ball.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.08 sec
  • Bench Press17.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump26.5 inch
  • Broad Jump98.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.42 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.83 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Jenkins is an active defensive tackle against the run but isn't a classic nose tackle or two-gaper and doesn’t appear to have the skill set worthy of staying on the field in obvious passing downs. He does a good job of getting off the ball, getting off blockers and making plays in the backfield against the run. Exhibits good awareness in the passing game to sniff out screens and play-passes but have the burst or technique to pressure the quarterback with consistency. Was rested at times and given frequent blows during college career. Jenkins should expect to hear his name called in the middle rounds.


Strengths

Jenkins has NFL-ideal size at the defensive tackle position. Consistently makes plays in the backfield against the run. Gets off the ball quickly, uses his hands, finds the football and sheds blockers well. Not often fooled by play-action fakes or by the screen game. Plays hard and is disruptive.

Weaknesses

Is not a threat to presser the passer. Does not have great hands or a wide array of pass rushing moves to get to the quarterback. Doesn't possess the speed or athletic ability to chase down the passer or make too may plays in space. Stamina is questionable. Comes off the field on third down and gets series off.

Grade

6.4

 

Video Playlist

  1. Redskins take Jarvis Jenkins No. 41

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 06:57 p.m.

    Former SB XXII MVP Doug Williams announces Clemson DLJarvis Jenkins as the Redskins' selection with the 41st overall pick.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Jarvis Jenkins

    Published: March 14, 2011 at 03:13 p.m.

    Watch Clemson DT Jarvis Jenkins work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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