Jordan Jenkins And The Bucs

March 27th, 2016
Could George DE Jordan Jenkins be on Bucs' radar?

Could George DE Jordan Jenkins be on Bucs’ radar?

It is clear as the sun setting in the west that the Bucs will draft an edge rusher next month. In fact, Joe would not be surprised whatsoever if the Bucs draft two.

It’s time to end this shameful period of the franchise and if it takes drafting two, then Joe doesn’t consider that a sin.

That brings Joe to cranky Greg Gabriel of National Football Post. He spent 30 years in the NFL working as a scout (a good chunk of that learning at the feet of Bill Parcells) and was once the Bear’s director of scouting.

Gabriel likes to wag his fingers at draft experts who have never been employed in the NFL, and he decided to break down his top four edge rushers.  Joe has never seen a list like this from anyone, not even Mike Mayock. It is, well, different.

Joe figures, just a guess, just a hunch, that two edge rushers will be drafted by the time the Bucs pick at No. 9. If that holds true, and Gabriel’s top edge rushers are accurate, that means the Bucs could pick a defensive end from Georgia at No. 9.

No, not Leonard Floyd, but Jordan Jenkins.

Jenkins is one of my favorite players in this draft. While teammate Leonard Floyd gets all the recognition, Jenkins is the guy who does the dirty work and makes plays.

Jenkins … measured 6-3, 259 and ran a 4.77. He also leaped 38” in the vertical jump, 10’3’ in the long jump and had a 7.41 3-cone.

On tape, Jenkins plays with strength but he didn’t show top strength when he lifted (16 reps). He is a high motor guy who makes plays and is consistent player versus the run and can rush the passer. He is the type of player that will be a better pro than a collegian.

Who is Joe to argue with a guy who used to run an NFL scouting department and spent 30 years working in scouting at some level? Joe just has a hunch if Tampa Bay really is targeting Jenkins, it’s either by trading back or after selecting a cornerback at No. 9.

Unless Joe is totally off base, no one will draft this Jenkins in the top half of the first round.

19 Responses to “Jordan Jenkins And The Bucs”

  1. Etzel Says:

    Every time I hear “high motor” I think of Adrian Clayborn. I know that isn’t fair, but still.

  2. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Jenks in the top 10? Never ever would’ve thought that. I don’t even think Floyd is a top 10 talent. You should never reach for a player in the top 10 to fill a need. Take the BPA on your board. And move on to your next pick.

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Draft 3 for all I care Joe.

    Most everyone that comes here knows my current stance on this team right now.

    Fix the d-line once AND for ALL!

  4. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Man I wanna say something I personally watched Bill Polian say at the combine that according to way they graded out at the combine neither Spence or Bosa should be top ten draft picks. So maybe the diamonds are some of these guys being overlooked. He said according to they’re grades it show both will struggle to win one on one matchups with taclkes in the NFL. Again these are Bill Polians words not mines.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If we don’t trade down, pick a sure thing at #9…….maybe even at Oline.

  6. Mike Johnson Says:

    If we down. Get 2 for 1. Don’t count out Glennon being involved in a trade at draft time.

  7. JJJ Says:

    This is a terrible post Joe. YOu’re just gonna assume the top 2 edge guys on the list are just off the board at 9? You realize that noone on that list is likely going in the first round at all, right? Look at his 4-3 DE list.

    The guy we should be hoping for, assuming Bosa is off the board, is Shaq Lawson.

  8. Joe Says:


    Joe is not an NFL scout. Joe didn’t write the column, Greg Gabriel did.

  9. Pat Says:

    JJ has toughness and hi IQ, plug and play guy…whereas Floyd is athletic but smallish.

  10. godzilla13 Says:

    Joe, I read your attachment and there is nothing about Jenkins? There is a lot to like about Jordan Jenkins but first round? He is a third round pick, second tops. His combine times were close to Noah Spence. He has long arms and his vertical were better. Jenkins is a guy who likes to play physical and is nasty at the point of attack. He burst off the ball and field awareness are what make him disruptive. He would be a nice pickup in the 3rd round. Jonathan Bullard – Florida is another DE who does not get the attention he deserves.

  11. Joe Says:


    Sorry, had the wrong link. Here you go.

  12. WalkdaPlank Says:

    As a Georgia fan, Jenkins is no top 10 talent. All the potential in the world, and a very good player, but he will not go at No.9. He also would be better suited at OLB than DE, but hey I’m no professional scout.

  13. gotbbucs Says:

    The 2nd and 3rd round is where all the value in this draft will be as far as DE/DT’s goes. Don’t be that fool that picks the 3rd best pass rusher at pick number 9. Pick the best WR.

    Does anybody really believe that they’ll go into next year without adding passing game weapons for Jameis? Corey Coleman. I will stick to that pick all the way to the draft. I can’t believe his stock isn’t higher than it is with the mainstream media, because I guarantee it is in the scouting departments around the league.

  14. Luther Says:

    The one player I don’t want in this draft is Bosa. He’s the most overrated DE in this draft. He’s falling like a rock and I don’t want him either.

  15. bucs4life86 Says:

    There isn’t a lot of players worthy of a top ten pick after tunsil, Bosa and Ramsey. There’s a lot of talent at DE but they are more mid round guys like Floyd, Spence, Ranking and so on.

    That’s why I think the best scenario for the bucs would be trading down a few spots and picking up a extra 2nd Rd pick, where your basically adding another starter.

    Being a Gator fan I love me sum VH3 but wouldn’t be mad if they passed on him either. I think he will be a successful corner in this league but is suited to be more of a nickel corner and I don’t think a top ten pick is worth a nickel back.

    This will probably be the last year we pick in the top ten for a long time so I hope we make the most of it. And I have all the confidence in the world in lichts drafting skills.

  16. briandorry55 Says:

    WTF? I’ve been studying pass rushers for the first three rounds for a couple months and literally did not know who this guy was. Figured he was some late round prospect we brought in for a visit. This is trash.

  17. 813bucboi Says:

    with bosa, Stanley, jack all likely gone by #9 the BPA would be Hargreaves…he would fix our cb situation for years to come…i’ll pass on spence and Floyd…as a gator fan all you have to do is run right him…he’s too light in the pants and doesn’t play the run well at all…spence is in the same category….I saw spencer drango(Baylor) and vadal alexander(lsu) swallowed him up during the senior bowl…spence had a tough time shedding blocks and so does Floyd…someone who you should keep an eye on is jon bullard de/dt from uf as @Godzilla mentioned…kid is a first round talent that may drop to the second round and can play de and dt…good pass rushing ability with great run stuffing available…watch em….GO BUCS!!!

  18. Owlykat Says:

    I would love Bullard in the second round if he is still there. Let’s face it there are no elite double digit DEs in the first round, but this draft is very deep in decent DEs and I hope we pick up two of them. We also have a great DL Coach who can take a decent DE and develop him into an elite player.

  19. godzilla13 Says:

    JJJ Says – “You realize that noone on that list is likely going in the first round at all, right? Emmanuel Ogbah – Oklahoma State, should be a late first round pick. I remember early on most mock draft sites were picking Ogbah to go to the Bucs at nine. He arguably had the best combine for a DE.

    Emmanuel Ogbah Oklahoma State (6-4 273) 4.63- 1.59- 35.5- 10-1–35 1/2