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Tag:Northern Alabama
Posted on: July 12, 2011 10:18 am
Edited on: July 22, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Former Gator not tempted by supplemental draft

Posted by Chip Patterson

With the now-former Georgia running back Caleb King joining the group of players available for the NFL supplemental draft, another former SEC standout says there is no rush to end his college career.

Former Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins was dismissed from the Gators' program in June after his third drug arrest, his second in a four-month span. Now with Northern Alabama, Jenkins is looking forward to turning around his reputation and was not interested in making a situation-forced jump to the next level.

"It's not all about the money," Jenkins said to The Florence Times-Daily. "I went three years without money at the University of Florida, so why can't I do it another year. I'm not in a rush to get the money. I just wanted to come back and rebuild my image."

Jenkins may have stepped down from the SEC ranks, but if you are going to drop to Division II - joining former Auburn head coach Terry Bowden is a great way to keep your pro prospects alive. Bowden believes that Jenkins is a first-round draft pick, and is looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the team in his final year of eligibility. As for Gators' head coach Will Muschamp, Jenkins insists that he harbors no ill will towards the first-year coach and they have even stayed in touch through text messages. Jenkins' absence leaves the Gators with only one returning starter in the secondary, junior cornerback Jeremy Brown.
 
 
 
 
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