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Janoris Jenkins off a “number” of draft boards

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that “a number of teams” have removed North Alabama cornerback Janoris Jenkins from their draft boards, and Jenkins is “not expected” to be a first-round pick.

The news comes as far less than a surprise. While Jenkins is a premier talent, off-the-field issues have plagued him several years running, and ultimately teams have deemed him unworthy of the potential headache.

The first three corners expected to be drafted on Thursday are LSU’s Morris Claiborne, South Carolina’s Stephon Gilmore, and Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick. Jenkins now seems to be vying with Georgia’s Brandon Boykin, Vanderbilt’s Casey Hayward, Montana’s Trumaine Johnson, Virginia Tech’s Jayron Hosley, and UCF’s Josh Robinson to be No. 4.

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57 Responses to “Janoris Jenkins off a “number” of draft boards”
  1. whatnojets says: Apr 25, 2012 4:14 PM

    Report: RGIII won’t make it to Dolphins 8

  2. r8rsfan says: Apr 25, 2012 4:15 PM

    Bengals anyone?

  3. seanje says: Apr 25, 2012 4:15 PM

    Can someone tell me why this is news?

  4. FlikeMorio says: Apr 25, 2012 4:15 PM

    The real question is who will have more kids by the time it’s all said and done: Janoris Jenkins or Antonio Cromartie?

  5. bchapman2011 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:15 PM

    This guy has too much talent for a team not to take a chance on him. With the new rookie wage scale it is not that big of a gamble. If he screws up cut him. He will be drafted by the fourth round at the latest.

  6. pacificamjr says: Apr 25, 2012 4:16 PM

    Lions at 23, mark it down! Turn the draft war room into a grow room!!!

    12-4

  7. loyalpanthersfan says: Apr 25, 2012 4:16 PM

    All it takes is one team to have him on their draft board in the first round.

  8. shaggytoodle says: Apr 25, 2012 4:17 PM

    I heard he is off the board on anywhere between 4-20 teams.

  9. nineroutsider says: Apr 25, 2012 4:17 PM

    9ers get him, let’s of upside to this kid; those issues can be worked through – he needs strong leadership, Harbaugh style leadership.

  10. 4thquartermagic says: Apr 25, 2012 4:19 PM

    Guess him and Vontaze Burfict are getting their respective, “I’m goin use all them teams that passed me up as motivation” speeches ready.

  11. scoops1 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:21 PM

    Jenkins is too high right now to be flabbergasted

  12. whatnojets says: Apr 25, 2012 4:22 PM

    FlikeMorio says:
    Apr 25, 2012 4:15 PM
    The real question is who will have more kids by the time it’s all said and done: Janoris Jenkins or Antonio Cromartie?

    ——————————–
    You got it wrong! It will be Trent Richardson! He already started at 15 and follow-up at 17 for good measures!

    Cromartie better concentrate on what really matters!

  13. packerswambulance says: Apr 25, 2012 4:22 PM

    Vikes take him in the 2nd.

  14. freebird2011 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:23 PM

    Scouting report:

    A rare combination of Pacman Jones and Antonio Cromartie. A Jones-like penchant for trouble with the babymaking capabilities of Cromartie.

    Voted most likely to be in jail and/or declare bankruptcy before his NFL career is over.

  15. blacknole08 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:23 PM

    Asante Samuel 2.0. He will be a beast for whoever picks him up.

  16. dttown says: Apr 25, 2012 4:25 PM

    You forgot the Detroit Lions dig…

  17. doe22us says: Apr 25, 2012 4:25 PM

    Probably a 3rd or 4th rd low risk, low investment for a turd like guy. If he had kept his head clean, guy would have been a first rd pick. See Kids it pays to do the right thing.

  18. grndizzle says: Apr 25, 2012 4:25 PM

    How many of those teams would put him back on their board if he’s still available in round 5?

  19. dcbassguy says: Apr 25, 2012 4:27 PM

    He’ll go in round 2. He’s not worth first round risk, where teams have to hit on a player. Missing in rd 2 doesn’t hurt nearly as much.

  20. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 25, 2012 4:29 PM

    r8rsfan says:
    Apr 25, 2012 4:15 PM
    “Bengals anyone?”

    Over/under for Jenkins’ career offspring: 11
    Over/under for Jenkins’ Baby Mommas: 6
    Over/under for Jenkins’ arrests: 5
    Over/under for Jenkins’ years in the NFL: 4

  21. tommyf15 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:29 PM

    The idea that even 1 of the 32 would bypass Jenkins in the seventh round is hyperbole at best.

  22. okieviacal says: Apr 25, 2012 4:30 PM

    So what’s the number? How many draft boards exactly? You could say that about pretty much any player, Schef.

  23. magnusantonius says: Apr 25, 2012 4:31 PM

    If he’s smart he’ll use this as motivation and play with a chip on his shoulder through his first contract. Lions trade down, pick up more picks and take him in the begining of the second.

  24. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Apr 25, 2012 4:35 PM

    Somebody needs to develop a stat for ranking the most prolific studs in the league. Sort of like the slugging percentage in baseball. It would help me figure out which is better: 8 kids with 6 moms or 5 kids with 3 moms. Daunting task to say the least.

  25. tooz72 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:37 PM

    perfect player for the Lions or Bengals..make sure you delete this comment too PFT

  26. t8ertot says: Apr 25, 2012 4:37 PM

    “Bengals anyone?”

    So 6 years ago..catch up with the times bro. Lions is more like it

  27. kalooz says: Apr 25, 2012 4:37 PM

    Odd use of ” ” in title, no? “Number” of draft boards?

  28. somekat says: Apr 25, 2012 4:38 PM

    I would worry less about the chip on his shoulder, and worry more about the baggy in his pocket

  29. trbowman says: Apr 25, 2012 4:40 PM

    Just remember, it only takes one.

  30. conormacleod says: Apr 25, 2012 4:40 PM

    Why would anybody take him before round 5? It has nothing to do with talent or cost. How quick will he be suspended? You’re going to give him millions and think he will change? Give him chump change and make him prove he should be allowed to be in the league.

  31. trbowman says: Apr 25, 2012 4:40 PM

    “Guess him and Vontaze Burfict are getting their respective, “I’m goin use all them teams that passed me up as motivation” speeches ready”

    True, but unlike Vontaze Burfict, Jenkins is actually good at football.

  32. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 25, 2012 4:40 PM

    magnusantonius says:
    Apr 25, 2012 4:31 PM
    “If he’s smart he’ll use this as motivation and play with a chip on his shoulder through his first contract. Lions trade down, pick up more picks and take him in the begining of the second.”

    If he’s smart? I think we’ve already determined the answer to that question.

  33. chipwade says: Apr 25, 2012 4:41 PM

    Travis Henry is scheduled to be released from prison this year and is excited to get back in the most kids competition. He currently stands at 9 kids with 9 different women.

  34. rhinojr says: Apr 25, 2012 4:42 PM

    Why do they always show him in a Florida uniform?
    Does north alabama not have them ?

  35. weaponx2020 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:44 PM

    Jimmy Smith, Legaratte Blount, Dez Bryant were all “off a number of boards” also. plenty of teams are praying that he falls. which is why those teams use the espn pawns to leak info like this.

  36. hammerjacker says: Apr 25, 2012 4:44 PM

    BB rolls the dice at the bottom of round 1?

  37. ppc50 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:47 PM

    Dallas Cowboys – 2nd round – 45th pick!!! Yeah Baby!!!! Babies in this case!!!

  38. rc33 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:47 PM

    Prediction: Jenkins will become the first NFL player with more baby mommas than kids.

  39. motorcitykitties says: Apr 25, 2012 4:48 PM

    The NFL has invited Jenkins and his kids to the draft. They are chartering a bus. A large bus.

  40. bikelikemike says: Apr 25, 2012 4:51 PM

    Pats could get him to behave for nearly 3… well.. maybe 2 years. They need a beast to defend Victor Cruz or Greg Jennings or .. wait; they need someone who can stay within a few yards of any receiver in the league- as opposed to the last two years failures. :D

  41. rayguyreturns says: Apr 25, 2012 4:54 PM

    My prediction is that he’ll go somewhere between the first round and an undrafted free agent.

    There. Now I’m as qualified and accurate as Adam Schefter to give you football insider knowledge.

  42. apm says: Apr 25, 2012 4:57 PM

    No photographer has found where North Alabama is. Might be a maildrop in Huntsville…

  43. jsauce821 says: Apr 25, 2012 5:09 PM

    Hmmm. He needs a life coach…. Maybe Jamarcus could help him out…

  44. mazz87 says: Apr 25, 2012 5:12 PM

    Bucs will take a chance on him early round 2. (ex. DaQuan Bowers)

  45. redskinsroost says: Apr 25, 2012 5:27 PM

    “With the 69th pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Washington Redskins select Jano……”

  46. blindshootist says: Apr 25, 2012 5:50 PM

    yeah, randy moss… darrell revis… warren sapp.. cam newton.. only to name a few… talent is talent, his agent, new team, and new money will have leadership, guidance, and responsibilities to help him… please…

    I’ll never forget the old Marino story. Legend has it that people planted information about Marino having a cocaine issue in college, leading to his drop in the draft to the Fins. We all know what the eighties and nineties were about in Miami, somehow he did okay..

    weed is one thing, violent crime and theft is another. these guys are college kids too. puff puff pass on them? nah, I root for the Lions and the Dolphins… so I’m all for one of my favorite teams pulling the trigger.

  47. dino2997 says: Apr 25, 2012 6:13 PM

    Sounds like a perfect fit for the Detroit Lions

  48. freemanmvp says: Apr 25, 2012 6:14 PM

    Great early pick for Dallas,they love there partiers that have mad talent.

  49. freemanmvp says: Apr 25, 2012 6:19 PM

    mazz87 :
    DaQuan Bowers had no criminal charges or positive drug tests,just a knee that had been operated on.No comparison.

  50. curtainclosed says: Apr 25, 2012 6:23 PM

    I don’t care if he has litter of jackels, if he can cover a no.1 receiver consistently, and doesn’t bite on every play-action, pick him up. It’s not against the law to have a bunch off kids, and it shouldn’t be against the law to smoke a little herb (as long as it’s not in around kids). Bunch of judgmental asshats.

  51. bucfandango says: Apr 25, 2012 6:47 PM

    Deion Sanders just dialed 911…..

  52. frenchy121212 says: Apr 25, 2012 7:03 PM

    If this guy is available with Dallas’ 2nd round pick and they don’t take him I will go insane. He’s not draft able because he had sex and smoked weed? Doesn’t that mean the draft should be over before it starts?

  53. mjkelly77 says: Apr 25, 2012 7:13 PM

    shaggytoodle says:Apr 25, 2012 4:17 PM

    I heard he is off the board on anywhere between 4-20 teams.
    ________________

    I heard that he is off the draft board anywhere between 32-48 teams.

  54. mjkelly77 says: Apr 25, 2012 7:16 PM

    nineroutsider says:Apr 25, 2012 4:17 PM

    9ers get him, let’s of upside to this kid; those issues can be worked through – he needs strong leadership, Harbaugh style leadership.
    ______________

    What? Do you mean Hairbow will threaten to either kiss him full on the lips or punch him in the back?

  55. ppc50 says: Apr 25, 2012 7:19 PM

    “Prediction: Jenkins will become the first NFL player with more baby mommas than kids.”
    ——————————————————–
    Prediction: Jenkins will have more kids and baby mommas than INTs in his career. Kidding, I wish him luck….mostly in Dallas with the 45th pick!!!

  56. trevor123698 says: Apr 25, 2012 8:46 PM

    I dont believe he is off a single board in the NFL> At the very most you grade him a bit lower.

  57. pturner81 says: Apr 26, 2012 12:53 AM

    Jenkins is gonna turn detroit’s locker room into a delivery room

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