Brandon Jenkins 2012 NFL Draft prospect notes

Brandon Jenkins
6'3, 258 pounds | Defensive end | Florida State

First word:
Jenkins is the best pass rusher on the nation's best pass rushing team. Brandon Jenkins came on in a big way during the 2010 season. He led the Seminoles in sacks with 13.5. He's an active football player who plays with a lot of aggression and heart. The biggest issue about Jenkins is his size and strength. Looking over some of his sophomore games, it's obvious Jenkins doesn't have the power to stay at defensive end in the NFL. But his film also shows he has the fluidity and athleticism to move to rush linebacker.

Bold statement: Jenkins may not repeat the 13.5 sacks he had in 2010, but by the end of the season he'll be a more complete pass rusher.

Games viewed: Oklahoma, BYU, Virginia, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, South Carolina



Brandon Jenkins
6'3, 258 pounds | Defensive end | Florida State

Notes:


• Jenkins has a really good get off at the line of scrimmage. He doesn't have elite burst, but it's solid.

• Shows when he's asked to work around the edge that he can dip his shoulder and work to the outside. Really likes to use the spin move, which he uses to exploit linemen with slow feet.

• When dropping low and working to the outside, Jenkins needs to turn the corner faster. When linemen can reset their feet, Jenkins would often get ridden to the outside, behind the quarterback.

• Played almost exclusively over the left tackle in 2010.

• Needs to get stronger to fight through contact easier. Jenkins struggles against the run because he can't get a good push.

• Tends to get overwhelmed at the line of scrimmage, especially against power blockers. Orlando Franklin of Miami gave Jenkins trouble when he had to work straight ahead.

• Shows really good instincts to get his hands up when he comes up short on the rush.

• The thing that stands out about Jenkins the most is his fluidity and motor. He showed plenty of times last season that he doesn't stop working and can make plays down the line. Because of that, he may be best suited as a 3-4 linebacker in a scheme like Baltimore's.
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