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Rams take a chance on Janoris Jenkins

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In the 2005 NFL draft the Tennessee Titans, coached by Jeff Fisher, took a chance on the troubled but talented Pacman Jones. Fisher eventually found that Pacman was more trouble than he’s worth, but that didn’t stop him from taking another troubled but talented cornerback this year.

With the 39th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Fisher’s St. Louis Rams selected Janoris Jenkins, the extremely talented cornerback who started his college career at Florida but got kicked off the team and had to finish college at North Alabama.

If Jenkins keeps his nose clean, he’ll be a second-round steal. Some observers believe Jenkins is the best cover corner in this draft, and during his junior year at Florida he played very well against the likes of A.J. Green and Julio Jones.

But Jenkins was arrested three times at Florida, once for a bar fight and twice for marijuana possession, and according to some reports he continued using marijuana even after it cost him his place on the Florida team. The question is whether the Rams can keep Jenkins out of off-field trouble. If they can they should be thrilled: They just got a high first-round talent in the second round.

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29 Responses to “Rams take a chance on Janoris Jenkins”
  1. blacknole08 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:39 PM

    I like this pick and it now made some sense to pass on Claiborne. Jenkins value is worth the gamble at this point and that secondary needs to be upgraded. Jeff Fisher will keep him in line.

  2. warrenmoon says: Apr 27, 2012 7:40 PM

    Why not

  3. gbpxlvi says: Apr 27, 2012 7:40 PM

    A high first round talent..haha

  4. tommyf15 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:40 PM

    Let the bad and overdone jokes about baby mammas, weed smoking, and Pac Man Jones start in 3…2…1…

    But amid all the hysteria remember that Jenkins shut down A.J. Green and Julio Jones as a junior in 2010.

  5. praetorian77 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:40 PM

    If he keeps his head straight, this is a solid pick. That’s a big IF… for now

  6. steelfan66 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:41 PM

    “Bad environment at home”? You’re a Ram now.
    That environment might be worse.

  7. gator2006 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:41 PM

    My boy! He’s not as bad as ESPN makes y’all think. They just needed a whipping boy/story for the draft.

  8. botchedextrapoint says: Apr 27, 2012 7:42 PM

    Great pick. Rams needed to roll the dice on getting talent. It’s not like if he is a bust it will make them suck more than they already do.

  9. jeziyo247 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:43 PM

    Glad gregg Williams wont be coaching this guy because he already has issues

  10. towniesman says: Apr 27, 2012 7:44 PM

    jeff fisher is just as big a punk

  11. raiderapologist says: Apr 27, 2012 7:47 PM

    Nice player, but how stupid do you have to be to get busted twice for possession?

  12. upyoursnfu says: Apr 27, 2012 7:48 PM

    Pacman 2.0

  13. lionpride10 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:48 PM

    This guy is a special talent. I’ve been hoping all day we would trade up for him.

  14. joy7283 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:49 PM

    Ha ha, every pot dealer in St Louis just started rubbing their hands together. Business is about to get gooood.

  15. rams1999 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:50 PM

    As a ram fan i am very excited about the Jenkins pick. I knew the rams would not be like all other teams and judge this guy because he smokes weed rather than be a alcoholic.

  16. phadedwun says: Apr 27, 2012 7:54 PM

    This or Upshaw for steal of the draft.

  17. rcali says: Apr 27, 2012 7:54 PM

    Who is running the draft for the Rams, the Bengals?

  18. pacificnw7722 says: Apr 27, 2012 8:00 PM

    This idiot will be out of the NFL in 3 years……………

  19. sambradfordsmomma says: Apr 27, 2012 8:01 PM

    My son is going to be eating applesauce thru a straw if you don’t get some OL help! Screw the dope smoker – get my boy some HELP!

  20. trollaikman8 says: Apr 27, 2012 8:04 PM

    They should be just as worried about Brockers on-the-field antics.

  21. worldwidebleater says: Apr 27, 2012 8:13 PM

    “Let’s see. There’s Cottonelle age 2. My twins, Diazapam, and Lorazapam age 3. Couvasier age 4, Deleterious age 4, Liberia age 4, Chlamydius age 4, and Felonius age 4. What can I say. I wasn’t exactly studying for my SAT’s my senior year.” -Janoris Jenkins

  22. nineroutsider says: Apr 27, 2012 8:18 PM

    Well worth the risk. Wanted the 9ers to get him…

  23. detroitcityryda says: Apr 27, 2012 8:27 PM

    Damn lions really f up this draft we really needed a cb and didn’t trade up in round 1 or 2 to get any top guys now we will take some div2 player that wont do crap ,we should have traded for Asante or drafted one last year or year before mayhew took to long and now it’s too late with all the picks spent on running backs and defensive tackles I can’t believe we didn’t address our biggest weakness

  24. gbiscottagecheesefatties says: Apr 27, 2012 8:38 PM

    @ the first poster

    “Jeff Fisher will keep him in line.”
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    based on history, that is not true at all!

  25. jason49er says: Apr 27, 2012 8:49 PM

    Damn lions really f up this draft we really needed a cb and didn’t trade up in round 1 or 2 to get any top guys now we will take some div2 player that wont do crap ,we should have traded for Asante or drafted one last year or year before mayhew took to long and now it’s too late with all the picks spent on running backs and defensive tackles I can’t believe we didn’t address our biggest weakness
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    Dallas is shopping Mike Jenkins, maybe they get in on that.

  26. theytukrjobs says: Apr 27, 2012 8:57 PM

    These guys get looked down upon for marijuanna usage. In 20 years we’ll be too broke to spend hundreds of billions lining the pockets of the prison industry with the souls of stoners and that stuff will be legal.

    So we are basically getting down on a guy for being ahead of his time.

  27. rajbais says: Apr 28, 2012 12:08 AM

    Told y’all it wasn’t New England!!!!!!

  28. CKL says: Apr 28, 2012 5:16 AM

    So let me guess..Fisher didn’t know anything about his background either just like he claimed with Greggggggg Williams?

  29. ultimatecardinalwarrior says: Apr 29, 2012 6:46 PM

    Wow he smoked pot and got caught. Like that hasn’t happened to literally thousands of people each day. This guy must have huuuuuuuuuuge character issues if he smokes pot.

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