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2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Janoris Jenkins, Florida


Janoris Jenkins– CB- Florida

5-11 189lbs Junior


2008- 39 tackles, 1 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 3 INTs, 11 pass break ups

2009- 38 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 INTs. 6 pass breakups


Janoris Jenkins is quickly moving up many draft boards.  He has sufficient height and size for the position and possesses excellent top end speed.  Jenkins has 25 starts under his belt in the past 2 years and those starts have come against top level competition in the SEC.  While playing at Florida he has also got big game experience playing in National Championship games and Conference Title games.  Jenkins has excellent balance which allows him to get in and out of his breaks quickly.  His quick breaks always make him a threat to jump a route and come up with the pick.  Also making him a threat for the interception are his route recognition skills and his ability to read the quarterbacks eyes.  Jenkins is good at putting himself in position for the interception but he also has good hands to finish the play.


While Jenkins has good size he has shown a tendency to get overpowered by bigger stronger wide receivers.  He needs to work on using his body to better position himself in jump ball situations.  This comes into play in the redzone where NFL offenses love to throw the fade route to the corner of the endzone.  Another knock on Jenkins is his over aggressiveness which results in him biting on double moves to often.  He likes to sell out for the pick which if he misses results in a big play for the offense.


Jenkins has all the skills you’re looking for in a cornerback.  His over aggressiveness is not really a bad thing as NFL teams are big on creating turnovers.  The versatility that he shows in being able to play both man and zone coverage schemes is very attractive to NFL teams.  I absolutely love the fact that he has been facing ruff competition in the SEC and that will help with his transition to the NFL.

Projected Round:

Jenkins is a first round talent and I would be shocked if he fell.