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In response to jjdbrasil's comment:I really like Jenkins a lot, but the weight issue is a concern. His weight will go down, but does he have the will and discipline to maintain it. Don't get me wrong, it is possible now he might have increased quickness to penetrate with the same strength. This is a guy that will command a double team when he is motivated. Many mocks have him in the 2nd round, I think NE would have to move into the top forty picks, if they don't use their 1st rd pick. Georgia’s John Jenkins drops 38 pounds, down to 332Posted by Michael David Smith on April 6, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT
John Jenkins, a defensive tackle from Georgia who is viewed as a potential first-round NFL draft pick, says he has worked so hard since the end of the college football season that he’s lost 38 pounds and is now down to 332.
Jenkins’ camp has released a video of him running on a treadmill, showing off impressive speed for a man who is, they say, down to 332.
Not many people can refer to themselves as “down to 332,” but Jenkins isn’t built like many people. He weighed in at the Scouting Combine at 343, which was down from the 354 he was listed at in Georgia’s football program. But Jenkins told the Macon Telegraph that Georgia’s football program was being charitable, and he was actually heavier than 354.
“When you’re in the moment, you don’t want the negative feedback,” Jenkins said. “The program stuck behind me, kept saying I was 354, when in all reality I was 370.”
Even with that extra 38 pounds of body fat, Jenkins moved well for a big guy. But for Jenkins to be a first-round pick, some NFL team will need to be convinced that he can stay closer to 332.
I do not understand why some people rate him a second rounder. He's a rare specimen just on size. His athleticism at that size is extraordinary. Maybe some people think of him as another Poe. The difference is he played in the SEC and he's made impact.
I think he is way underrrated. He was always next t Geathers, who also happens to be NT - a slower one at that. Had Georgia put a penetrating DT next to Jenkins I think they would have been scary.
I am not a fan of his. He got down to something like 345 for the combine but played at something around 360+. Watch the clips of his games and pay attention to the qtr. You would expect a player of his mass to at a minimum, consistently, be able to anchor against a double. He does not from the clips I have watched. However the most troubling thing for me is that as the game clips slip from 1st to 2nd to 3rd qtr, etc. He gets progressively worse to where a single lineman starts pushing him all over the place.
Other times, a single player does not even need to push him back but merely shield him from a play and he does not fight against the resistance to push thorugh to right where the play went past him. WHile he might not have been moved off the spot he did not collapse down on the play either.
Does he flash, yes, just too inconsitent for me and the weight and being pushed around are the big yikes for me. At least as a 1st rounder. I would like him more if they were able to get him with their 2nd pick.
Although as faucet said I am not fully convinced they will even look at DT.
I assume you viewed a youtube of his. And by your description, I will guess that you viewed the one of the SECCG against Alabama. He did not look good in that game. That said, I think it points more to how good Alabama's interior OL was. That was the game that made me a big believer in Warmack and Jones.
I suggest you take a look at the ones vs Missouri, vs Auburn, vs. So Carolina. I think he looked much better than he did vs Alabama.
That said, if you look at my analysis of DT, it does reflect a belief that Hankins and S Williams are closer to playing regularly or starting in the NFL than Jenkins is.