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Georgia’s John Jenkins drops 38 pounds, down to 332

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John Jenkins, a defensive tackle from Georgia who is viewed as a potential first-round NFL draft pick, says he has worked so hard since the end of the college football season that he’s lost 38 pounds and is now down to 332.

Jenkins’ camp has released a video of him running on a treadmill, showing off impressive speed for a man who is, they say, down to 332.

Not many people can refer to themselves as “down to 332,” but Jenkins isn’t built like many people. He weighed in at the Scouting Combine at 343, which was down from the 354 he was listed at in Georgia’s football program. But Jenkins told the Macon Telegraph that Georgia’s football program was being charitable, and he was actually heavier than 354.

“When you’re in the moment, you don’t want the negative feedback,” Jenkins said. “The program stuck behind me, kept saying I was 354, when in all reality I was 370.”

Even with that extra 38 pounds of body fat, Jenkins moved well for a big guy. But for Jenkins to be a first-round pick, some NFL team will need to be convinced that he can stay closer to 332.

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18 Responses to “Georgia’s John Jenkins drops 38 pounds, down to 332”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 6, 2013 2:11 PM

    More impressively, John dropped the 38 pounds in one sitting.

  2. hpeters77 says: Apr 6, 2013 2:18 PM

    One for the big guys

  3. wrenches2pipes says: Apr 6, 2013 2:25 PM

    Like most people, he’s one bucket of Ben + Jerry’s to be back at 370 lbs.

  4. fdugrad says: Apr 6, 2013 2:37 PM

    JEEZ, imagine DROPPING forty-ish pounds, and still tipping the scales at 332! That is amazing!

  5. smokinjoes91 says: Apr 6, 2013 2:37 PM

    Wonder if he went on the LenDale White “no tequila” diet. LenWhale should really trademark that because he sure isn’t making any money in the NFL these days..

  6. squared80 says: Apr 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    Guy would be a nice fit to replace Pat Williams in Minnesota, but not until the 2nd round.

  7. oldbyrd says: Apr 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    Famous Dave’s best customer. But, this kid is a legit nose tackle. Hugh at 6′-4″

  8. EJ says: Apr 6, 2013 2:46 PM

    I can’t believe how big some of these players are. I can see him being picked up by the Vikings with their second first round pick, but that will be his only chance of becoming a first rounder. Otherwise, he is a solid second rounder. His weight will be the reason for his slide.

  9. pj1983a says: Apr 6, 2013 2:47 PM

    I wouldn’t hold that playing weight against him. The fact that his coaches covered it up and never reprimanded him for it was an implicit endorsement of him staying at 370. It’s good to see that he realizes it’s a detrimental weight to be playing at, though. With so many players letting themselves go as soon as the college season ends, that kind of work ethic can only raise his draft stock.

  10. kacapaco says: Apr 6, 2013 2:48 PM

    if he was comfortable at 370 for his college time, there is no guarantee this fella will stay at ‘lean’ 332 once he gets tons of $$$ to buy lots of wings and fries.

  11. kenyonsupertramp says: Apr 6, 2013 3:07 PM

    Panthers should take him in the second.

  12. snowman36 says: Apr 6, 2013 3:16 PM

    He is a one contract NFL player

    -Greg Schiano

  13. dangernearing says: Apr 6, 2013 3:20 PM

    Ted Washington 2.0

  14. minnesotablizzard says: Apr 6, 2013 3:45 PM

    In Minnesota we need the fat pat replacement; this kid might do the trick in the 2nd round

  15. golforepar says: Apr 6, 2013 4:05 PM

    If he would have lost the weight a year ago he would have been a 1st round lock. $ helped make him want to lose weight now. 2nd rounder

  16. granadafan says: Apr 6, 2013 4:55 PM

    It’s a huge red flag for players who suddenly make great loss or weight gains or are suddenly able to throw a spiral before the draft. If they couldn’t do this during the normal season, what sort of discipline are they going to have when they’re on their own?

  17. dalucks says: Apr 6, 2013 9:56 PM

    He would be a good pick for the Texans but NFL.com has him as a 3rd round pick behind John Hankins from Ohio State and Sylvester Williams from North Carolina.

  18. laserrocketarm12 says: Apr 7, 2013 12:44 AM

    Perfect 3-4 Nose Tackle…and a lot of teams could use one of those.

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