Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
You want to use this guy as someone to support your argument? Because if you do, he has Jonathan Jenkins,( the guy you like so much for the Niners first rd pick) as the 124th ranked player.
Of course, its a single source, not the Gospel. I can find many other sources that are highly positive about Jenkins while Taylor seems to get relatively the same report on him. That's why Jenkins is expected to go in the Top 30 picks while Taylor will be a 3rd rounder or worse, even with all his considerable physical gifts.
I think Jenkins is a terrific 2-down NT prospect, he plays with active hands, is aggressive, has a good motor, has some pass rush ability, as long as his snaps are controlled, he'll be able to stay active and keep attacking. He made life difficult for quite a few NFL quality offensive linemen like Barrett Jones. I do see a lot of positives with him, he goes perfectly as zero technique, not saying there aren't downsides, just the same as with any other player, IMO the pros outweigh the cons significantly.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Jan 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM ]