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John Jenkins | Defensive Lineman

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 359
College: Georgia
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Saints signed No. 82 pick NT John Jenkins to a four-year contract.
Jenkins is a mammoth presence at 6-foot-4 and anywhere from 346 to 359 pounds -- his weight fluctuated from pre-draft workout to pre-draft workout -- but he has some "Teddy Bear" to him and got pushed around most notably by Kentucky OG Larry Warford in SEC action. The Saints need help at nose tackle in Rob Ryan's new 3-4, so Jenkins could still he headed for a big 2013 role. Fri, May 10, 2013 02:58:00 PM

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Saints traded up to select Georgia NT John Jenkins with the No. 82 overall pick, sending the Nos. 106 and 109 picks to the Dolphins.

Jenkins (6-foot-4, 359) is a nimble mover despite mammoth size and flashed pocket-pushing ability for the Dawgs. He tallied eight tackles for loss and four sacks as a two-year starter in Georgia's 3-4, playing both nose and five technique. Jenkins drew pre-draft comparisons to Red Bryant and Shaun Rogers, though Rotoworld prospects guru Josh Norris has described Jenkins as a "teddy bear" who lacks consistent toughness. With the Saints moving to a three man front, Jenkins could rotate at the nose tackle spot.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 09:40:00 PM

Georgia NT John Jenkins is now down to 332 pounds.

Jenkins was listed at 354 in the Bulldogs' program, but he says he was playing at closer to 370. Even with all of that extra body fat, Jenkins still moved well in college. He's viewed as a late first- to early second-round prospect.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 02:34:00 PM

Georgia NT John Jenkins measured 6-foot-3 5/8 and 346 pounds at Saturday's NFL Combine weigh-in.

He's shed 13 pounds since the Senior Bowl after weighing 359 in Mobile. An obviously massive figure, Jenkins has drawn criticism from evaluators for taking plays off and being a "teddy bear." He's an early- to mid-round prospect.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 08:02:00 AM

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