At six foot three 259 pounds Jordan Jenkins is a beast of a man who is making an impact and could grab a starting outside linebacker spot.
During the interview process yesterday GM Big Mac went out of his way to comment on the job Jenkins has been doing so far in his rookie training camps. We will have to see when the real games start but at this point there is reason for optimism. Here is what was said about him before the draft.
Jenkins, Georgia’s Most Improved Player for the 2014 season (9.5 tackles for loss, five sacks), came out in a flash as a senior, racking up 11 tackles, 5.5 for loss and two sacks against Vanderbilt. Groin and hip injuries limited him throughout the year, however (59 tackles, 10.5 for loss, four sacks), keeping him off all-conference teams. Jenkins started six games as a true freshman(eight tackles for loss, five sacks) and earned second-team All-SEC honors as a sophomore (12 tackles for loss, five sacks) before truly coming into his own as a junior.
PRO DAY RESULTS
40-yard dash: 4.77 seconds
Vertical: 38 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 3 inches
Short shuttle: 4.32 seconds
3-cone: 7.41 seconds
Very aware of what is happening around him. Has a high football IQ and has understanding of down, distance and tendencies. Physical at the point of attack and sets a strong edge. Has desired thickness and play strength to hold up against NFL edge blockers and freakishly long arms and big hands for his size. Wont sit on blocks and uses powerful hands to shed and get into the action. Has played standing and with a hand in the dirt and can handle himself in zone coverage. Team captain. Brings a pro-ready play demeanor to the field each Saturday.