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Redskins Draft Brandon Jenkins With the 162nd Pick in the Fifth Round
- Updated: April 27, 2013
The Redskins used the 162nd pick in the fifth round to draft Florida State linebacker Brandon Jenkins.
Jenkins 6-2, 251 lbs, is coming off a foot injury that made him miss 13 games in 2012.
Strengths – Possesses very good initial quickness, eats up grass with long strides, and has the flexibility to turn the corner as a pass rusher. Has length and upper-body strength to rip off blocks and throw quarterbacks and running backs to the ground.
Also displays the power to get lesser linemen on their heels. Not contact-shy playing the run, will stick his shoulder to keep leverage against single blocker and double teams to hold the line.
Weaknesses – Suffered a Lisfranc injury in his left foot in 2012 opener. Pops up out of his stance off the snap, losing his momentum as an edge rusher. Hustle to chase plays is inconsistent.
Change of direction skills are only adequate, fails to prevent backs from getting the sideline on plays to his size and break down when one-on-one in space against NFL-caliber ball-carriers. Owns a spin move but relies on outside rush too often, allowing tackles to take him out of plays. (Stats via NFL.com)