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Old 04-08-2013, 04:57 AM   #37
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Walter Football also has Denver selecting john Jenkins in the second round. I would really be happy with both of these picks!!

Denver Broncos: John Jenkins, NT, Georgia
The Broncos signed Terrance Knighton, but that doesn't mean they won't add another interior lineman. Jack Del Rio loves having multiple massive defensive tackles. Think back to his days in Jacksonville with Marcus Stroud and John Henderson.


John Jenkins, 6-3/359

Defensive Tackle

Georgia

Strengths:

Overwhelming size and strength
Can't be moved off line of scrimmage
Tremendous run-defender
Surprising explosiveness
Extremely rare athlete
Good quickness
Quick feet
Good get off
Can collapse the pocket as a pass-rusher
Fabulous bull rush
Huge bulk
Constantly fills his gap
Very agile
Requires multiple blockers
Perfect fit as a zero-technique in a 3-4
Ready to play immediately in the NFL
Incredibly hard to move at line of scrimmage
Scheme versatility


Summary: For 3-4 defenses needing a nose tackle, Jenkins is a perfect fit to man the middle of their defense. Georgia employed a 3-4 defense, and he was a key cog for the Bulldogs. Jenkins was a heavy load at the point of attack who stuffed the run and contributed to the pass rush. Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones was a phenomenal pass-rusher, and he was aided by the disruption that Jenkins caused on the inside.

Jenkins started out his career in the junior college ranks before earning a starting spot with Georgia as a junior in 2011. He totaled 28 stops, six tackles for a loss and three sacks in his debut season. Jenkins improved as a senior to record 50 tackles, two tackles for a loss and a sack. He stood out with good games against Missouri, South Carolina, Florida and Auburn. Jenkins played well in the SEC Championship and beat Alabama guard Chance Warmack for a sack.

Jenkins had a phenomenal week of practice at the Senior Bowl. He wasn't known as a pass-rusher for Georgia, but he showed nice pass-rushing potential in Mobile as he dominated the one-on-one sessions. The guards and centers were virtually incapable of keeping him out of the backfield. The massive tackle was destroying linemen with his bull rushes.

Jenkins also displayed surprising explosion. He has a good get-off and fires into blockers to often gain leverage. There were plays when Jenkins drove linemen straight back before shoving them to the ground. He was excellent all week.


There was some debate about Jenkins being a first-round pick entering the Senior Bowl, but he showed that he is worthy of a first-round pick in Mobile. It wouldn't be surprising if Jenkins stands out at the NFL Scouting Combine in the 40 and the bench press. If that happens, he could enjoy a rise into the top half of the first round like Dontari Poe did in the 2012 NFL Draft.

There is a premium on defensive tackles with Jenkins' size and speed. They are hard to find and can rise up draft boards as teams get deeper into the process.

Jenkins looks like a reasonably safe pick for the NFL. His size and speed mean he is at least going to be a good run-defender. Jenkins' also should be able to eat up blockers to free up teammates - at the bare minimum. Jenkins probably won't ever compile big statistical totals, but he could be a difference-maker at the point of attack for a good defense.
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