forget character concerns, we have the coach and the lockeroom for players with histories to succeed. Jenkins is pretty f'n talented and I'd have zero problem with us TRADING UP in the 1st to get him..Having him and Culliver in the wings (what a luxury) would push our secondary to near elite level. You cannot underestimate the significance of this in today's league.
Just because a guy has a history of doing stupid things while in college doesn't mean it will be a lifelong trend..college is..well.. COLLEGE...people mature, there are countless examples in the NFL, particularly when such players join strong coaching staffs and healthy lockerooms.
When you have a team like ours, with standup hardworking tough guys like Willis/Staley/Davis , you can take shots on guys with character questions. Not to mention a players coach that younger players buy into...and add to that a Secondary that's already good without him, with respect-worthy vets like Rogers/Goldson/Whitner..Jenkins would thrive, believe it.
I am a strong proponent of us trading out of the 1st round and getting a guard in the 2nd, but if Jenkins is still there, say around the 20th pick, I'd be thrilled if we nabbed him via trade.
[ Edited by BayAreaNinersFan on Apr 7, 2012 at 8:03 PM ]