Originally posted by kush:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Losing weight is better than not losing the weight. No arguments on that count. Still can't wrap my head around you thinking he would not have played better at 330 lbs. as opposed to 380.
Just because you say it, doesnt make it so. If he wasnt productive enough in college, we would not be talking about him. Like i said, going into the offseason he was ranked the second or third best NT prospect in the country by alot of People that do such for a living. He was plenty productive in college, and him loseing weight is a good thing. I dont see how people can even logicly try to spin it as some sort of negative outlook on his work ethic.
When was he ever 380? I have never heard or seen anywhere where he was ever listed at 380. To my knowlege, the heaviest he has ever been stated to be was 370, and that was himself that stated such.
You are useing nonsense to prove to yourself that his weight will be an issue in the NFL...My statement was that it wont be an issue and you went on a tangent to explain why it will be an issue.
He struggled with grades and school his senior year. He really wanted to come out of school last season and instead stuck it out one more year. He is an athlete not a scholor, and im sure that played a role in his weight. We also dont know what weight his coaches wanted him to be playing at, or if they encouraged him to lose weight.
You say you would rather have Hankins or williams, Neither of which are as promising, and neither of which have the upside of Jenkins at NT. Its funny to me that you dwell on Jenkins downsides but fail to address some of the issues surrounding Hankins and Williams.
Like i said, now all he has to do is play football, and he will have all the help he needs to keep his dit and weight in check.
Fact of the matter is, for most of last season and the start of this off season Jenkins was seen pretty much as the concensus #2 NT in the draft. He played well against olineman like Warmack. Had a great scenior bowl, and has had a great off season all together. People have been trying to hate this guy around here since very early in the offseason. Alot of people were and still are bitter about the bowl game, and some people even stated and argued with me he was "non existant" thinking he actually played in that game. Well he was "non eistant" because he didnt play.
I would be perfectly happy if this guy ends up in a niners uniform.