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: February 05, 2013, 04:37:20 PM

This is the guy, as many of you know, I believe the Bucs need to draft in 1st round regardless if we trade down or not (given Milliner and Star are off the board). Ex-PR reporter CC reporting.......


John Jenkins Scouting Report
By Charlie Campbell

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



 

Weaknesses:
Not much pass-rushing production
Conditioning
Will need to be rotated to stay fresh
Motor?


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.


 

Player Comparison: Shaun Rogers. Rogers is a massive tackle who is similar to Jenkins. Both offer more speed and explosiveness than is typical for such large nose tackles. Rogers (6-4, 350) has similar size and skill set to what Jenkins has demonstrated. Rogers was a second-round pick for the Lions in 2001 and has played for four teams over 11 seasons. He has flashed dominance at times while never seeming to consistently play up to his potential. Jenkins should have a career at least as good as Rogers.

NFL Matches: New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Indianapolis, New England

Any 3-4 team that needs a nose tackle is going to love Jenkins. He is a perfect zero-technique and has experience from playing it in college.

The highest that Jenkins could hope to go would be the Saints. They're switching to a 3-4 defense, and if they feel Akiem Hicks is an end rather than a nose tackle, could consider Jenkins with their first-round pick.

The Steelers are expected to move on from Casey Hampton this offseason and Jenkins would be a great replacement. Pittsburgh has some in-house candidates, so Jenkins is probably less likely to land in Pittsburgh.

The Vikings need defensive tackle help, and Jenkins could give them a Pat Williams-type run-stuffer on the inside. Minnesota may want a different type of tackle, but Jenkins should be in play for the Vikings.

Indianapolis could use a disruptive presence on its defensive line. The Colts switched to a 3-4 a year ago and adding a defender like Jenkins would make a lot of sense.

New England could use some youth at defensive tackle and Jenkins is a fit for a variety of reasons. One, he could be a long-term replacement for Vince Wilfork. Two, he has the flexibility to play 3-4 nose tackle and 4-3 defensive tackle. The Patriots employ both schemes, so Jenkins would fill that requirement. Lastly, New England has invested a lot of resources in its linebackers. Jenkins can occupy blockers to free up the linebackers to make plays.


http://walterfootball.com/scoutingreport2013johnjenkins.php


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#1 : February 05, 2013, 05:02:00 PM

Hard to move off the LOS?  Or can't be moved at the LOS?

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#2 : February 05, 2013, 05:11:07 PM

I think he's a bit overhyped and don't see him as any better a prospect than Terrence Cody a few years ago. However, you never know with UGA players as Mark Richt (and Jim Donnan before him) squander more talent than anyone in Division I and players routinely turn into better pros than you thought they'd be based on their play in Athens.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#3 : February 05, 2013, 05:17:39 PM

i just dont see how this will help realistically.  sounds great sure, i agree.  but we already have the #1 run defense.  do you keep this guy in for passing downs?  in that case when do you sub him?  motor and conditioning are his weaknesses.  is he really gonna help our pass rush when he's dog tired from stopping the run?

why not pick up a terrance knighton in FA, or a brandon williams later in the draft?

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#4 : February 05, 2013, 05:18:44 PM

I just think he makes us a little better at what we're already the best at, and doesn't help us at all with what we're terrible at. Pass.

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#5 : February 05, 2013, 09:58:14 PM

i just dont see how this will help realistically.  sounds great sure, i agree.  but we already have the #1 run defense.  do you keep this guy in for passing downs?  in that case when do you sub him?  motor and conditioning are his weaknesses.  is he really gonna help our pass rush when he's dog tired from stopping the run?

why not pick up a terrance knighton in FA, or a brandon williams later in the draft?

I am a huge fan of Jenkins. He would help out our pass rush more than you think. With him being doubled it frees everyone up to single coverage. Imagine McCoy not being doubled every play, with Bowers, Clayborne, and hopefully Bennett coming off the edge. Than on passing downs take Jenkins out and put McCoy and Bennett inside and Bowers and Clayborne coming from the end spot. I would not mind taking Jenkins in the first and Brandon Williams in the 3rd. This keeps everyone fresh and on rotation. With Bowers, Clayborne, hopefully Bennett, McCoy, Jenkins, and Williams we would have one of the best d-line in the league.

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#6 : February 05, 2013, 10:17:35 PM

We were the #1 run defense in the league, and #32 pass defense. Why are we spending that high a pick on a guy who just stops the run (and who doesn't even fit in this defense)??

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#7 : February 05, 2013, 11:19:48 PM

We were the #1 run defense in the league, and #32 pass defense. Why are we spending that high a pick on a guy who just stops the run (and who doesn't even fit in this defense)??

He does fit this defense. 3-4 DTs are perfect candidates to transition to 4-3 NTs.
As far as the pass rush goes, I think he's going to come in and be a force in that regard. He has been blowing it up at the Senior Bowl and he kind of seems to be one that could fit the Doug Martin kind of trend in that he was the most exciting player at his position all week and I think there is a strong possibility that transitions to the NFL.
 
"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."
: February 05, 2013, 11:36:41 PM TampaBucks05


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#8 : February 05, 2013, 11:29:55 PM

Just because his specialty isn't rushing passer doesn't mean he doesn't help with pass rush. Think of McCoy next to this guy, with all the attention going to Jenkins big body that leaves McCoy in a lot of one on one situations, which I believe McCoy will win 9/10 times.
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