I asked Jenkins before roughly 25 Falcons players went through an hour-long, seven-on-seven session Tuesday if he was bothered by Atlanta's decision to give up two first-round draft picks, a second-rounder and other selections for the right to draft a player that could move him down the pecking order. Jenkins, who never seems bothered, said he wasn't.
"You know it's a business," said Jenkins, who had 41 receptions for 505 yards and two touchdowns last season. "You knew at some point we were going to get another receiver with a high pick. It's been probably since Roddy (in 2005), so it's all about the business and you know how it is. It adds competition and makes everybody better."
In a side note, with the addition of Jones, Atlanta's top wide receivers are huge. Jenkins is 6-foot-4, 217 pounds; White stands 6-0, 212; and Jones is 6-3, 220 -- and for good measure, let's throw in tight end Tony Gonzalez, who is 6-5, 243.
Other notes emanating from the Falcons' workout Tuesday at a local Atlanta high school practice field:
"Everybody has to prove their worth in this league," safety Thomas DeCoud said. "It doesn't matter if you're the first overall pick or Mr. Irrelevant."
Added linebacker Mike Peterson: "I love it. I love it. He's still a rookie to me. No matter what you did in college, when he gets to Carolina, all those guys will tell him everything he did in college washes that away because it don't mean nothing in this league."
» Lofton attended the workout but is limited after having surgery on both knees this offseason. He declined to divulge the procedures.