Following the dismissal of defensive back Janoris Jenkins from the Florida Gators football team due to a third arrest in the past 23 months for marijuana possession. Jenkins has three options at this point. His first option would be to transfer to another FBS school red-shirt and sit out this next football season in hopes of playing in 2012 or he could transfer immediately to a Division I-AA school and be eligible to play this season and not miss out on any football in case there is no NFL Supplemental Draft this year due to no collective bargaining agreement being in place by July.
July happens to be the month the NFL Supplemental Draft, which would be Jenkins third option, usually takes place. Jenkins would risk missing out on football for the year if he were to not enroll in a Division I-AA school and the NFL were to not have a draft in July as years past. According to SI.com draft analyst Tony Pauline, Jenkins is pursuing an agent to represent him for the supplemental draft. Jenkins was a first-team All-SEC selection and was regarded as a high first round pick in this years NFL draft before expressing his intentions to return to Florida for one last season. I have updated my 2012 big board to reflect Jenkins not being available for the 2012 NFL draft.
There has only been two players chosen in the first round of the Supplemental Draft since 1990 so don’t count on Jenkins going in the first round but you can bet one team will take take a second or third round flyer on a player with a skill set like Jenkins. Especially a team in desperate need of help in the secondary that misses out on a top corner in this years draft.
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