There’s a good chance that the Patriots will add some help to their defensive backfield on Friday night, but it doesn’t look like North Alabama cornerback Janoris Jenkins will provide that help.
Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots have no interest in adding Jenkins. Young doesn’t elaborate on the reasons for their lack of interest, but it presumably has to do with his off-field issues because his talent was good enough to have him in the first round.
Of course, there’s a decent chance that Jenkins won’t even be on the board when the Patriots are up with the 48th overall pick. There’s been talk about the Rams using one of their three second rounders, all of which come before the Pats go on the clock, on Jenkins and there figure to be some other teams willing to gamble that his game will overshadow everything else once he hits the NFL.
If the Patriots do decide to target a cornerback, Josh Robinson of Central Florida and Trumaine Johnson of Montana could be a little more their speed.