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Jenkins was often overshadowed by potential first-round pick and Clemson teammate Da'Quan Bowers on the defensive line, but he made a name for himself during a solid senior season. The first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference lineman finished with 53 tackles - including nine for loss - in 2010. Jenkins finished his college career with 35 consecutive starts while also contributing considerably on special teams. He had two blocked field goals his senior season and four in his career - both Clemson records. His accomplishments earned him an invite to the NFL combine, where he continued to impress. Jenkins' size makes him a good fit as a defensive tackle at the next level, and his ability to explode off the ball and stuff the run should make him a solid NFL contributor. However, he had only five sacks in four seasons with the Tigers, and scouts question his ability to pressure the quarterback with consistency. Jenkins may need to improve his stamina and get in better shape if he plans to play consistently on Sundays. He's been viewed as a possible second-round pick, but it may be more realistic to consider him in the middle rounds.