A.J. Jenkins Scouting Report

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A.J. Jenkins Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: Big10
School: Illinois Fighting Illini
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #8
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 190 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 1.30 in 2012 by SF

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.39
Bench press12
Vertical jump38.5
Broad jump10'4

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois

Former Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkins was a two-year starter with the Fightin' Illini. Using his elite speed, Jenkins was a top notch deep threat.

Jenkins relies on his athleticism to get open. He doesn't run clean routes and needs to focus on the finer details of the game. When not jammed at the line, he's a real handful. Most teams went after him with bump and run coverage, which threw off his timing and got him off his spot. Jenkins has above average hands and does well to catch the ball away from his body. He isn't a big leaper, but he's explosive and will usually come away with the ball.

Most of the concerns with Jenkins revolve around consistency and effort. He likes to use the same one or two moves to avoid the jam at the line, as an example. In the NFL, those kind of habits can lose games. He needs to learn how to play every snap hard. He gets off the line very well and has a clean change of direction. He has problems against physical corners who jam at the line. He has huge hands and almost always catches the ball away from his body.

Jenkins' ability to find the open spots in the zone and his speed will attract serious attention in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Apr-28-2012 by Matt De Lima

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