2012 NFL Draft Prospect of the Day: Brandon Jenkins, DE, Florida State

Brandon Jenkins should need no introduction. The 6’3″ 265 pound beast from Florida State is one of the most dominant defensive linemen in the country, and he should be an All-American by season’s end. I am excited to watch this guy play.

Scouting Report

First team All ACC as a sophomore with 55 tackles and 13.5 sacks along with 16 tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Really emerged as one of the best pass rushers in the country, and one of the top defensive ends overall. Slightly undersized with upside potentially as a rush linebacker in the NFL. Jenkins has great burst off the line, and doesn’t let anything get past him. Uses his great arm length and upper body strength to beat offensive tackles, and also has good speed off the edge. Very, very good form tackler, and made Denver Broncos second round pick Orlando Franklin look like he was standing still as he bent around the edge and sacked the Miami QB. Absolutely relentless with advanced technique for his age, and played RE almost exclusively for the Seminoles. Never gives up on a play. Also saw action on special teams, and his like a ton of bricks. One of my favorite defensive end prospects for next year or 2013, whenever he opts to go to the NFL. Absolutely a top of the line pass rushing prospect, and could be a top five talent.

Topics: 2012 Nfl Draft, ACC, Brandon Jenkins, Florida State

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