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Defense is Set to Receive a Jolt with the Return of Jarvis Jenkins

Since Jenkins was lost so early last year, someone said this second round pick can become the 2012 second round pick. There is truth to that, except we already know that this second round pick will not be a bust. Redskins fans got a chance to see offensive lines cave with this big 309 lb 6' 4" beast barreling down on them. Although much was made of his Clemson teammate Da' Quan Bowers, it became evident in preseason play that Bowers might have benefited by having Jarvis Jenkins next to him.

As a fan, I am extremely excited about the prospect of his return to the Redskins defense for a few reasons. First, I absolutely love the way this rookie handled his adversity. Instead of rehabilitating at home in SC, he chose to remain with his teammates. Secondly, unlike most rookies, though he is still young, he has spent the past year studying film and learning the defense. Third, in an interview with Brian Tinsman Jarvis reveals a tenacious attitude, which is needed at DE in the NFL. He says, “I’m a run-stopper, I’m physical at the point of attack,” he said at his Draft day conference call with the D.C. media. “I can play double teams, I can beat double teams, I’ve been seeing them all through Clemson.” In an another interview with the Washington Times Jarvis says, "I'm going to be a 10 times better player than I was before."

Just think, for the first time in a while, we will have major play makers (game changing play makers) on both sides of the ball. While RG3 is giving Defensive Coordinators fits, Jenkins, Coefield and Kerakpo will be giving fits to the O-lines as well as Tony Homo and Vicks Vapor Rubs.

This year's prospects bring a lot of excitement and hope of winning some games. Vegas has us only winning 4 games this season, I think they will be proved wrong by the new Beast of the East, Washington!

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