Player Profile: Jarvis Jenkins

Written by Will Spencer on July 29, 2010

Jarvis Jenkins


Position: DT School: Clemson
Height: 6’4" Weight: 310 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.05
All-Star Game: Team Captain: No

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:


Non-position specific categories



Max. Value


Height/Weight 6
Speed 8
Quickness/Agility 10
Strength/Explosion 10
Athletic Ability 8
Durability 8
Character 6
Production/Experience 6
Toughness 8
Potential 10


Defensive Line Specific Categories



Max. Value


Run Stopping 8
Pass Rushing 8
Awareness 8
Hand Placement 8


Explanation of Player Grading System


The Breakdown

Jenkins is a bull of a defensive tackle. He has the size you look for in a gap control defensive lineman and is more effective against the rush than the pass. Jenkins could potentially transition to a 5-technique defensive end in the NFL.



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Saw action in 4 games as a true freshman. Began starting in the second game of the season as a sophomore and was the starter as a junior. Expected to start during senior season.

Awards and Honors

2008: 2nd team sophomore All-American by



Sociology major at Clemson.





Athletic Experience

High school All-region honors in basketball, shot put and discus.



Nothing of note.



No known off-field issues or notable accomplishments.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 43 20 23 1 0 0 0
2008 26 12 14 1 0 0 0
2007 7 3 4 1 0 0 0


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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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