What if Janoris Jenkins is Still Around?

GAINESVILLE FL - NOVEMBER 13: Janoris Jenkins #1 of the Florida Gators gets the crowd up during a game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 13 2010 in Gainesville Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

A notable prospect that is still lurking in this draft is North Alabama corner Janoris Jenkins. We all know Jenkins has quite a rap sheet from his time at the University of Florida but his talents cannot be denied. At Florida Jenkins was first arrested, and tazed, in 2009 for starting a bar fight and resisting arrest. Why did Jenkins start the fight? Well of course it was because he thought someone was trying to steal his gold chain. In 2011 Jenkins was arrested for marijuana possession twice in a five month span and was promptly dismissed by the Gators, which lead him to transferring to North Alabama.

Despite his "character" issues Jenkins is still a tremendous talent. He was the second freshman in school history to start at cornerback on opening day for the Gators. In his time at Florida Jenkins absolutely shut down some high caliber receivers, including Julio Jones. Many still feel as if Jenkins is still the best cover corner in this draft.

Many thought Jenkins was destined for either the Cowboys or Bengals in the 2012 draft but both of those teams have already drafted players at corner with Dallas taking Morris Claiborne and Cincy taking Dre Kirkpatrick. There are plenty of teams that could still invest in a corner, the Panthers, Buccaneers, and Vikings immediately come to mind. But what if Jenkins drops to that sixth pick in the 3rd round where the Redskins are sitting? Do you have to take him? Does the risk outweigh the reward? Tonight will certainly be interesting.

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