A.J. Jenkins Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January – 25 – 2012
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Ht. 6-0 Wt. 192

Strengths:  Jenkins is a master at finding soft spots in coverage.  I love his football IQ as he finds ways to get open and shows a route running savvy that is rare.  He has very good speed that could lend itself to being a vertical threat in the NFL.  He is a hands catcher that doesn’t often put the ball on the ground.  He has very good body control on the sidelines and in the air.  His speed make him dangerous in the open field and on crossing patterns as he’s able to run away from man coverage.  He could be a dangerous receiver in the West Coast offense working the crossing routes.

Weaknesses:  Jenkins is a savvy route runner but lacks the refinement in technique.  He runs through breaks rather than selling them as he relies on his straight-line speed.  Doesn’t often face press man coverage which could be an issue in the NFL with a thinner frame.  Strength at the line will need to be test in the pre-draft process.

Bottom Line:  Jenkins could have some value for a team in need of a speed receiver that can work the underneath crossing patterns with the best of them.  I like Jenkins for teams like Green Bay and Cleveland that utilize underneath crossing routes that rely on yards after the catch.  Jenkins thin frame and durability could be a concern. 

Draft Projection:  Jenkins will be a good value in the middle of round 3.

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