Rams Take a Chance, Grab CB Janoris Jenkins in Round Two

Janoris Jenkins has rap sheet already, but that didn’t stop the Rams from taking him in round two Friday night in the 2012 NFL Draft.

The CB from Florida has had repeated marijuana arrests and has already having fathered four children by three different women.

Here’s the scouting report on Jenkins:

Positives — Is a very fluid player in most aspects, has good speed, quick feet and hips and changes direction fairly easily… Is more physical than size would indicate, does a good job staying on the hip of most receivers, is pretty good at disrupting routes of receivers in man coverage… Is a solid wrap-up tackler, breaks down well and forms up, even in open field… Quick with recognizing and diagnosing routes and run plays, has good instincts… Is very similar to 2010 first-round corner Kyle Wilson, plays bigger than his size, has an aggressive and competitive streak… Has a lot of upside, has the potential to be a true lockdown corner at the next level… Good production in three years at Florida, and shut down Alabama’s Julio Jones (#6 overall pick in 2011) in 2009 and 2010 (Jones combined for six receptions and 47 yards in those two games)… Jenkins has top ten talent and performed well during Senior Bowl practices but will probably slip due to off the field issues.

Negatives — Has slightly below-average height for the position… Will be too aggressive in coverage and run support, goes after the ball and not the player at times, leading to missed tackles… Is adequate in jump ball situations, but will get beat by bigger receivers, leaping ability just average at best… Needs to show the ability to catch up and recover after getting beat on double moves and speed routes… Transferred to North Alabama after being dismissed by Florida head coach Will Muschamp following two arrests for marijuana possession within the span of a couple months… Some character concerns regarding off-field incident in 2009, was involved in a fight and was tasered and arrested for resisting… Was suspended by the Gulf South Conference for the first half against West Alabama after being ejected for throwing a punch in the October 13 game against Delta State.


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