2017 NFL DRAFT

Jordan Jenkins, OLB

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hamilton, GA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 259 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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8693

Player Lowdown

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Player Overview

Jenkins closed out his Georgia career with a strong senior season, finishing with 10.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks among his 59 total tackles in 2015. He also forced a pair of fumbles and was second on the team with 12 quarterback hits.

With opponents focusing on All-American Jarvis Jones in 2012, Jenkins burst onto the scene with 31 tackles, including eight for loss and five sacks as a true freshman. Jenkins took over as the 'JACK linebacker in then-defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's 3-4 alignment and improved his numbers (45 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss and another five sacks) but did not emerge as the dominant force some anticipated.

He remained in a similar role in new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt's scheme in 2014, but played significantly lighter (252 pounds) after weighing around 270 pounds when Pruitt arrived from Florida State.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Jenkins, who proudly wears the captain "C" on his jersey, stood up on both sides of the line of scrimmage in the Bulldogs' versatile 3-4 scheme, often putting his hand on the ground as a defensive end in four-man fronts. He is heavy-handed to extend and the point of attack and set a hard edge, seeing through blockers to track the ball and make plays.

Has flexible joints and lateral quickness to cross the face of the tackle, penetrating the backfield vs. the run to make stops. Perhaps most impressive about Jenkins' game given his 'tweener frame is his strength at the point of attack. For a player with his size, Jenkins shows good power to lock-out and create a pile, as well as the balance to string plays out wide.

WEAKNESSES: 'Tweener frame and not a twitchy rusher. Has been a productive pass rusher over his career, but he doesn't possess elite agility and closing speed. Questions about scheme fit; played in a two- and three-point stance at Georgia, but does he lack the strength to star at end in a 4-3 or the coverage skills as a linebacker in a 3-4?

IN OUR VIEW: A hybrid edge rusher, Jenkins played in both a two- and three-point stance in Georgia's base 3-4 scheme and was listed as a linebacker at the Senior Bowl.

He is an athletic mover who can get upfield quickly with burst, using his heavy hands to extend and beat up blockers with his limbs. Jenkins is best attacking the pocket, but at linebacker, his change of direction skills and awareness will be challenged in space.

--Dane Brugler & Rob Rang (1/25/16)

 
 
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09/15/2015 - Week 2 Stock Report: Who helped themselves? DE/OLB Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (6-2, 253, 4.64)...The Vanderbilt offense had no answer for Jenkins, who frequently terrorized the Commodores' backfield on Saturday in Nashville. He finished with a game-best 11 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and five quarterback hurries, earning SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors. Jenkins, who proudly wears the captain "C" on his jersey, stands up on both sides of the line of scrimmage in the Bulldogs' versatile 3-4 scheme, often putting his hand on the ground as a defensive end in four-man fronts.

He is heavy-handed to extend and the point of attack and set a hard edge, seeing through blockers to track the ball and make plays. Jenkins isn't a twitchy rusher, but he has flexible joints and lateral quickness to cross the face of the tackle, penetrating the backfield vs. the run to make stops. While many consider Oregon's DeForest Buckner the top senior prospect in the country, Jenkins is certainly in that conversation. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 

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