Indianapolis – North Alabama cornerback Janoris Jenkins is one of the most talented players coming into the draft. He also might be one of the riskiest.
Jenkins was kicked off the Florida team in April, 2011 after he was arrested three times – twice for marijuana use and once for a fight – and transferred to North Alabama. Jenkins is getting plenty of attention from NFL coaches and executives at the Scouting Combine, and he said teams are interested in hearing what he has to say about his situation.
“They see the talent,” said the 23-year-old Jenkins. “They just want to know what kind of kid I am. I'm just coming here to show them I'm not a bad kid. I made a few mistakes and I've learned from it.”
Jenkins is the father of four children from ages three years to three months, and said having children has become a motivating force.
“For them to have a great life ... I've got to put some of that aside and put it behind me in order for my kids to get what they want,” he said. “To be successful at the next level, I can't do the things I used to do.”