Janoris Jenkins Taken By St. Louis Rams In Second Round Of 2012 NFL Draft

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The St. Louis Rams decided they were going to be the team to take a risk and draft Janoris Jenkins with their 39th pick.

Jenkins, who character-issued his way into the second round, was widely considered a top-15 talent with skills similar to Morris Claiborne, who went sixth overall to the Dallas Cowboys. But his two marijuana-related arrests dropped him all the way to the second round, and many believe he still went a little too high as a high-second round selection.

Some even threw around Adam "Pac-Man" Jones comparisons with Jenkins, but he doesn't see it it that way.

Jenkins started his first three seasons at Florida and was a Third-Team All-American in 2010. After his second marijuana arrest within a three-month span, he was dismissed from UF and ultimately continued his career at North Alabama.

At UNA, Jenkins thrived as a cornerback and punt returner, and was named to the Division II Second-Team All-American team.

The Rams are certainly taking a risk by selecting Jenkins, but this is the same player who shut down A.J. Green and Julio Jones, who went fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 2011 NFL Draft. Jenkins is certainly high risk-high reward, but if he can get it together off the field, he'll be a great asset to the Rams' defense.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker