University of Florida head coach Will Muschamp announced on Twitter Tuesday that senior cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been kicked off the Gators’ football team.
Jenkins was arrested twice on marijuana-related charges in a matter of three months, and three times during his Florida career. All of the arrests were misdemeanors, but the culmination was enough for Muschamp to send Jenkins packing.
Jenkins now has a few options. He could redshirt the 2011 season and try to play at another Division-I school in 2012, although that’s probably his most unlikely course of action. The 22-year-old could also transfer to an FCS (D-IAA) program and dominate there in hopes of rehabbing his draft stock.
The third option — and perhaps most likely — is for Jenkins to enter the 2011 supplemental draft, which should take place if the offseason continues as it has and the NFL season is played amid a lockout injunction.
Last January, ESPN’s Joe Schad inaccurately reported that Jenkins would forgo his senior year and enter the 2011 draft. Per Schad’s report, ESPN director of college scouting Todd McShay had Jenkins rated as his 11th overall prospect at the time.
In other words, Jenkins could be an early supplemental pick.
(Or at least Todd McShay thinks so.)