INDIANAPOLIS – Former Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins interviewed with the Atlanta Falcons at the NFL scouting combine.
“I met with the Falcons for a little bit,” Jenkins said on Friday. “I met with the Dolphins for a little bit. I think I met with about six or seven teams. You guys have to forgive me, I can’t remember them all. I have a good bit of teams that I’m meeting with tonight.”
The Falcons had Jenkins diagnose some plays.
“(Linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich) wanted to see if I could understand the defense and make some of the checks and stuff like,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins turned some heads during the week of practice leading up to the Senior Bowl game. He played strongside linebacker for the South team.
“The guy I like is that Jenkins cat from Georgia,” NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock said. “Everybody talks about Leonard Floyd, who’s a heck of a player, but man, that Jenkins kid is overlooked because of the position that he had to play for Georgia. I think he’s going to be a better NFL player than a college player. Get him out there in space a little bit and let him show off. I like him.”
Jenkins has followed the Falcons closely. He knows they have to improve their run defense which game up 20 rushing touchdowns, tied for the most in the league.
“A lot of my friends from West Georgia are Falcons fans,” Jenkins said. “I naturally had to watch a lot of them. I didn’t have a preference growing up because I moved around a lot as a Military brat. I always heard a lot about the Falcons and I watched a lot of them with my friends and family.”
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