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Redskins Draft DE Jarvis Jenkins with 41st Pick

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This guy is a beast. He balled against Maryland and can get into the backfield. Redskins found their NT. This draft has me racing to find the club level ticket phoneline number.

Update: OK, hold the phone. Redskins are projecting Jenkins to be a DEFENSIVE END. I don't get this pick with Marvin Austin still there. I'm going to hold judgement until more info comes though fro the coaches.

Via draftace.com:

Strengths:
Decent athleticism considering his size; does a nice job getting into the backfield. Three-year starter with plenty of experience against top competition. Big enough to play nose tackle.
Weaknesses:
Not a threat to get to the quarterback – more of a space eater than anything. Missed one game with a MCL sprain in 2010. Doesn’t have the elite size or strength to make him an obvious fit at nose tackle, but he lacks the athleticism to play end in a 3-4.
Comments:
Jenkins potentially has the size to play nose tackle, but he lacks the elite strength that most NFL nose tackles have. He probably isn’t ready to for a starting role immediately, but if he can add 10-15 pounds of muscle without losing his quickness he could potentially be a mid-round steal.

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Via cstv.edu..,

2010: First-Team All-ACC selection...played in the Senior Bowl...had 53 tackles, nine tackles for loss, a sack, 16 quarterback pressures, and two blocked placekicks in 536 snaps in 12 games (12 starts); his two blocked placekicks tied a school record...third on the team in tackles for loss...had nine tackles, three tackles for loss, and a sack against North Texas...blocked an extra point against #16 Miami (FL)...had 10 tackles against Georgia Tech...had nine tackles at Boston College...had eight tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a blocked field goal against #23 N.C. State; he earned team special teams player-of-the-game honors.