STRENGTHS - Jenkins is extremely quick and maintains that quickness throughout a play. He is very physical and will fight until the end of the play. He goes sideline to sideline extremely well and can cover a lot of ground in zone coverage. He has the speed and explosive burst to recover if he loses a step in separation. He is a strong and fundamentally sound tackler.
WEAKNESSES - Jenkins needs to improve his playing strength so that he can take on and shed blocks more consistently. He needs to improve his play vs blockers if he is going to be productive against the inside run. While he can cover very well in zone coverage, I feel he needs to improve his hip turn if he is going to be a high end man coverage linebacker. Having missed time in numerous games due to injury and Florida's bowl game due to a broken bone, Jenkins ability to be a durable NFL player is a major question mark.
SUMMARY - Jenkins is a versatile LB who would be best in a 4-3 defense as an OLB, but could also play in a 3-4 scheme as an ILB. He has the ability to get moving at the snap quickly and explode to the ball extremely well. He tackles very well, will hit you hard and is a very physical football player. He is extremely competitive and you will always see him fighting to make a play on the football. His m/m coverage skills could improve as I feel he needs to become better at turning his hips so that he can react quicker to the receiver's routes. He is very good in the zone as he has the quickness to react well to plays and he does not over pursue on any plays as he is very patient. Overall, Jenkins physical skill, ability to makes plays against the run in pursuit and strong coverage skills warrant a second round pick, but if he comes out early for the 2013 NFL Draft he will likely slide lower than that. His struggles staying healthy will likely lead to him being a third round pick at best, which is why I believe he should stay in school another season.