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An intriguing prospect, Jenkins has not played since he suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury during Florida State's 69-3 season-opening victory over Murray State. Rather than redshirt and suit up for the Seminoles in 2013, Jenkins decided to test the NFL waters where he's projected to go in the second or third round. He toyed with leaving early for the 2011 NFL draft after recording 21 1/2 sacks during his sophomore and junior seasons. The byproduct of a lost senior season was that teammates Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine blossomed into first-round caliber defensive ends while Jenkins' stock slipped. He had a decent showing at the combine, but his 4.69 time in the 40-yard dash was nothing special and possibly due to his injury. Jenkins, however, should get his shot as a stand-up rush linebacker in a 3-4 system rather than a guy who lines up with his hand in the dirt. While he possesses a good burst off the line, Jenkins might need some time to adapt to the outside linebacker position. He'll also need to improve his overall technique at the NFL level since athletic ability won't always be enough to bail him out of certain situations. With good speed off the edge, Jenkins has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Indianapolis linebacker convert Robert Mathis.