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DT Jenkins liked Bills staff

Posted by Chris Brown on April 25, 2011 – 9:25 am

Defensive tackle prospect Jarvis Jenkins, who is profiled on the home page of today, was coached by Chan Gailey and his staff at the Senior Bowl this past January. Jenkins genuinely appreciated the instruction he got during the Senior Bowl practice week.

“It was real good, being coached by the Bills, they opened my eyes a lot,” he said. “I had to improve my pass-rush a lot, and they taught me a lot about not looking in the backfield, beating my man first, and actually had a good Senior Bowl, got better each day,
so that was a good experience.”

Jenkins had a strong week in Mobile and was one half of an immovable force inside defensively for the South Team teamed up with Baylor DT Phil Taylor. He’s seen as a second-round pick.

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Clemson’s Jenkins doing well

Posted by Chris Brown on January 27, 2011 – 6:07 pm

Clemson will be boasting another top ranked draft choice this spring in junior eligible Da’Quan Bowers, but one of his linemates has put in a pretty good week in Mobile.

DT Jarvis Jenkins has been one half of a very good interior duo with Baylor’s Phil Taylor. Jenkins and his Clemson DT teammate Brandon Thompson were instrumental in getting Bowers a lot of single blocks instead of double teams because they were such good penetrators this season. It helped Bowers pile up 17 sacks this past year.

With Bills GM Buddy Nix stating Wednesday in an interview with that they’ll be looking to add a couple of more defensive linemen this offseason I asked Jenkins for his thoughts about possibly joining his former college teammate C.J. Spiller in Buffalo.

“C.J. is in a class of his own,” said Jenkins. “A real good guy, real humble. It would be an honor to be on a team with him, but we’ll see how it works out.”

Jenkins is forecast as a late second or early third-round pick.

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