Photo of Janoris Jenkins
Drafted By: Rams
  • Round 2
  • Pick 7
  • Overall 39

Combine Results

Grade
86.0 ?
  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.95 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.13 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.23 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "We wondered if they could get their wide receiver with the first pick of the second round and then come back and get Jenkins here. One of the most gifted corners in any draft class. His feet and change of direction are phenomenal."

  • 5'10" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 193LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/4" Hands

Overview

Jenkins was a three-year starter at Florida before transferring to North Alabama after multiple run-ins with the law and the Gators' coaching staff. While there are some character concerns, Jenkins is a natural cover corner who has strong instincts and athletic ability to cover top wideouts. Size is also a concern for Jenkins, but he has shown the ability to match up with big-time SEC talent. He looks comfortable with the ball in his hands as a returner and projects to contribute there as well. If teams can overlook his off-field transgressions, Jenkins has the natural abilities to be a first-round talent and could be selected in the first 20 picks.

Analysis

Strengths

Jenkins is an explosive player who can stay with receivers and cover in man and zone. His ability to read plays and react allows him to be around the ball, where he uses his athletic ability, quickness, and closing speed to finish plays. Jenkins has impressive hips, and his fluidity stands out and makes him a natural at the position. A flexible athlete, he is quick-twitched and can ignite a powerful plant foot at any time or position to react on a ball or move by a receiver. Despite his size, Jenkins can jam and re-route receivers at the line and play with physicality in run support. He is a classic man-cover corner who uses his superior athletic ability and instincts to stay a step ahead.

Weaknesses

Aside from off-field concerns, Jenkins projects as an undersized corner. He could have trouble adapting to the size and physicality of some top NFL receivers, as his ability to tackle and provide support against the run has been a question mark up to this point and will remain so at the next level.
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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.

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