Three-year starter who posted 76 tackles (4.5 for loss), a team-leading two interceptions and seven pass breakups in 2016. Made 52 tackles with three interceptions and four pass breakups as a junior in 2015. Redshirted in 2014 after undergoing surgery for a herniated disc. Sophomore totals include 44 tackles and three interceptions.
Tough, run defending safety best playing downhill. Instinctive, keeps the action in front of him and goes after ball handlers. Tracks the pass in the air, works well with cornerbacks and effectively patrols centerfield. Instinctive, effectively reads the quarterbacks eyes and has a nice move to the pass. Always willing to get involved.
Displays average lateral speed. Struggles in man coverage or making plays with his back to the ball.
Jenkins is a tough, run defending safety who must play in a system where he faces the action. He offers possibilities as a conventional strong safety and comes with a special-teams attitude.