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Brandon Jenkins | Linebacker

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265

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Redskins selected FSU OLB Brandon Jenkins with the No. 162 overall pick.
Jenkins (6-foot-2, 251) missed all but one game in 2012 with a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot. In 2010 and 2011, he amassed 21.5 sacks and 33.5 tackles for loss, and had the look of a future first-rounder. Jenkins ran forty times of 5.07 and 5.09 at FSU's March 19 Pro Day, indicating he may still not be recovered. At this point, he looks like a long shot for a productive NFL career. He will likely make the transition to stand up pass rusher. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 03:21:00 PM

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National Football Post's Russ Lande reports Florida State DE Brandon Jenkins' "best chance" to make it may be at 3-4 OLB.

"As my source in attendance told me, Jenkins is stuck between two positions as he lacks the elite explosiveness and pass rush skills to play defensive end and is not athletic enough to be a full-time linebacker," Lande writes. "He felt his best chance was to play outside linebacker in a 34 defense where he would not be asked to do a lot in terms of coverage responsibility." The Senior Bowl's Phil Savage recently said the opposite, citing Jenkins' lack of change of direction ability.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 06:49:00 PM

Florida State pass rusher Brandon Jenkins ran a forty time around 5.0 seconds during the school's pro day.

That certainly isn't a good time for an edge rusher who did his best work by running past heavy footed offensive tackles in 2011. Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage does not believes Jenkins can play outside linebacker, due to the lack of quick twitch and change of direction ability. Savage also questioned if Jenkins was 100 percent healthy.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 03:45:00 PM

Although eligible for a medical redshirt season, Florida State senior DE Brandon Jenkins will declare for April's Draft.

Jenkins has missed the entire 2012 season with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot. The speedy edge rusher has enough game on tape for scouts to get a feel for him, but pre-draft medicals and tests will be critical. His injury opened up playing time for fellow senior Tank Carradine.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 07:16:00 PM

Florida State injured senior DE Brandon Jenkins will not announce his plans to enter the NFL Draft or take a medical redshirt until after the 2012 season.

Jenkins should be fully recovered from the Lisfranc sprain in his left foot by February or March, but it will force him to miss postseason Draft activities. "If he's ready for the NFL, he'll just have to wait and see how they perceive him and what's going on and if he does," Fisher said. "We'll have that discussion later when the time comes. Right now, I'm just worried about making sure he's healthy."
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 10:23:00 AM

Florida State senior DE Brandon Jenkins will miss the rest of the 2012 season with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot.

This is awful news for an FSU defensive line that was supposed to be one of the most talented groups in the country. Jenkins may consider redshirting this season and returning for a fifth year, but the senior came into the season with lofty NFL expectations. JUCO transfer and senior defensive end Tank Carradine, who we believe can explode if given the chance, will likely see more snaps in Jenkins' absence.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 08:53:00 PM

Despite projecting a second-round grade for FSU senior pass rusher Brandon Jenkins, SI's Tony Pauline hesitates to call him a "slam-dunk" 3-4 OLB in the NFL.

Because of his size (6'3/265) and burst off the edge, which Pauline also praises, many believe the transition to outside linebacker would be the correct fit for Jenkins. Pauline believes the Seminole struggles in space, so the coverage aspects of a 3-4 scheme could be an issue. All three-man fronts are not alike, so Jenkins will certainly appeal to multiple schemes at the next level. Pauline calls Jenkins an undersized defensive end but complements his tremendous force around the corner.
Mon, Jul 9, 2012 12:28:00 PM

Florida State senior OLB Brandon Jenkins admitted the choice to bypass the NFL Draft and return for his final season was a close decision.

Said the Seminole, "at one point I was gone". We think the opportunity to play across from stud junior defensive end Bjoern Werner for one more season may have factored into the decision, since Jenkins' production escalated once Werner emerged as a threat on the opposite side of the line. Jenkins plays a hybrid DE/OLB role for the Seminoles and will be considered for a similar role in the NFL. He hopes to repeat his sophomore season performance of 21.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 12:06:00 AM