Jenkins surprised to be drafted before Bowers


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Pos: DT   Height: 6-4   Weight: 315   Hometown: Clemson, SC (D.W. Daniel HS)  
Years Played: 2007 - 2010

From Washington Post:


Washington ranked 31st in total defense in last year’s 6-10 season after switching to a 3-4 scheme. Jenkins called it a “definite surprise” to be taken by the Redskins and said he expects to play nose tackle — the position Albert Haynesworth wouldn’t play last year — but he could also be used at end.

“I’m a run-stopper,” he said. “I can play double teams. I can beat double-teams. I’ve been seeing them all through Clemson. I have a big body. I’ve got a little bit more work to do on the pass rush.”

Jenkins, who weighs 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds, said he would be fine if he’s asked to do the “dirty work” along the defensive line.

“Man, I had Da’Quan Bowers on my team for three years. If anybody took all the accolades, it’s him. I’m the kind of guy that does dirty work,” Jenkins said. “As long as we’re winning games, I don’t care what they make me do. If they want me to get on two knees and just sit there, I’ll do it.”

Interestingly, Jenkins ended up getting selected before Bowers, who went at No. 51 overall to Tampa Bay. That surprised Jenkins as well.

“I wouldn’t have believed it 10 times if you told me 10 times,” Jenkins said.

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