Originally posted by eonblue:
I've been paying alot of attention to Jenkins. He'sreally strong. Prototypical NT. Demands the double team and he can beat the single block. He gave first rounder barrett Jones some trouble and Warmack had to help block him most of the game. He still split the double team. A couple of problems would be his aggressiveness. The finesse run blockers of bama were able to control his rush and the rbs would run outside of him right up the middle. I also question his conditioning and he needs to learn when to rush and when to control gaps. I like him more then Jesse Williams tho. Hes a true NT and i think we need someone who can pressure the middle for years to come. Jessr Williams feels like sopoago lite which is fine but if pass rush on dline is a problem then Johnathan Jenkins.
That''s why we have Coach Tomsula n our conditioning staff. Perfect to mold. This coaching staff has turned around players like Brooks and Boone. "Tell me who you're with and I will tell you who you are." Ol' Tico saying. The fact we have such a cohesive group w strong character and leaders, Jenkins would have the support he needs to succeed, IMO.
Can you imagine a Mt. Cody Type who could rotate in n get acclimated to the game while providing a more stout middle? I can. And we have some serious talent at NT compared to the last four years, IMO. Not many 1st rd NTs as I recall in the past.