BoJack247 wrote Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:00 pm:i really like this signing IF Jenkins can stay healthy. that's a big if considering his junior year at Florida was cut short from injury and the bug hasn't left him as a pro. sometimes just a change of scenery away from that Florida weather can be the remedy.
i dig this signing because even without the details of the contract, its going to be a lot cheaper than what Brown wanted and didn't get from OAK. Brown's year last year was his best year as a professional, and he had 4 mediocre years in TEN before it. Jenkins is a player trending upward as long as he stays healthy.
draft profile from 2012 on nfl.com:
I don't get all the love Brown's getting. He's been a pretty average player his career so far but some people are acing as if he's an all pro
Don't know anything about him other than what has been posted in this thread. Based off that limited knowledge it seems he can be a good replacement for M.Smith. Putney than that I will have to wait to see him play for us to have a stronger opinion.
Both in their contract year, Brown had a career year and Jenkins got injured. That's the way the cookie crumbles. Hopefully in a year we will be saying we got a bargain and some other team will have overpaid.
All I know about this guy is that he's supposed to be a good coverage LB because he is fast and rangy but every Dolphins fan on the internet says he was a liability in coverage for them. He played weakside linebacker for the Dolphins but i expect him to move to inside linebacker with us. He's a decent tackler and apparently he doesn't excel niether pass rushing nor covering but if healthy can do a little bit of everything.
The best thing you could say about this signing is than Jelani Jenkins is young and has starting experience. And I wouldn't consider a player so injury prone when he's played 53 out of 64 games in his 4 seasons NFL career.
In terms of value this could be a great signing because he's a young NFL starter with lots of potential on a 1 year prove it deal. This is exactly what Zach Brown was for the Bills the last season.
so we replaced Malcolm smith with...another Malcolm smith lol. Man our defense might be worse this year haha. Im joking but we still have a giant hole at LB and DT with an already questionable secondary. Gotta hope Carr and co put up 40 a game.
With Carr & Mack`s contract coming up...we can`t expect to sign FA`s for big bucks.We are going to have to settle for some league minimum or not much more players.Hell,we still have to allocate money for the players that we sign in the draft.1st rounders don`t come cheap.
The AzzAzzin wrote Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:05 pm:so we replaced Malcolm smith with...another Malcolm smith lol. Man our defense might be worse this year haha. Im joking but we still have a giant hole at LB and DT with an already questionable secondary. Gotta hope Carr and co put up 40 a game.
Yes, but Malcolm Smith will be earning 5 million dollars a year and we got a similar younger player for a lot less money.
Jenkins was ranked #30 of 31 4-3 LB's last year. They certainly were not signing him because of his 2016 tape. Jenkins is a reclamation project and best case scenario is that he returns to his earlier form where he flashed good speed and has the ability to cover (supposedly). Hard to see this as an upgrade at this point, although it has the potential to be a slight upgrade if things work out. Jenkins signing is low risk on a one year deal. Time will tell if this will represent an upgrade or if it will contribute to regression on defense. Still need to add an effective DT to be playing in front of the LBs.