I personally think Janoris Jenkins is the most talented cornerback in the NFL draft.
Do you take this risk because he has a lot of things going on off the field. He is 23 years old with 4 kids, three marijuana arrests and was kicked out of Florida.
Even when he went to his new school, he still couldn’t get his smoking under control.
NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that Jenkins has revealed in pre-draft team interviews that he didn’t stop smoking at the Division II school. While the truthfulness is somewhat honorable, league executives weren’t exactly pleased to hear it.
An AFC college scout told Breer that he doesn’t believe Jenkins is a bad guy. But he still would want no part of Jenkins in the first round of the draft.
“He’s not a bad person,” said the scout. “He just makes a lot of dumb, dumb mistakes. He just smokes and [has sex], and that’s essentially what it is. … And there’s just awful decision-making associated with that. I don’t think he’s a bad person. But he has a lot of soul-searching to do.
“I wouldn’t touch him in the first round.”
Just a matter of when the reward is worth the risk. Some players can put all the off field drama behind them and focus on the field. Others just can’t stay out of trouble and that derail their careers.
Jury is out on Jenkins.