What Jets’ Jordan Jenkins had to say about the Falcons

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore (8) throws under pressure from New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (48), during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Credit: Wilfredo Lee

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore (8) throws under pressure from New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (48), during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins is off to a good start in the NFL after being selected in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2016 draft.

The former Georgia standout has started 17 of 21 games.

Here’s what he had to say in a phone interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday:

Q: What do you see when you look at the Falcons offense on film?

A: "Man, what do you don't see? You got Julio (Jones) out there. Mohamed Sanu has been playing some good ball lately. He's really under rated in my opinion. He makes a lot of plays. He does what's asked of him. There's a lot of talent in the backfield. You really have to be stout when you're coming after those guys because they are not the kind of running back that you can just take down with some arm tackle. If you don't wrap up and run your feet they are going to take you about five or six yards."

Q: How have things been for the Jets this year?

A: "We've had a close couple of games. We knew we got away with a couple Ws where we were not hitting on all cylinders. We were doing things to hurt us, but we have to correct those in the future. That's what happen in our last two losses to New England and Miami. We had a lot of penalties and we had some minor run-fit issues. The Patriots and the Dolphins were able to capiltalize on that and take the W away from us. We are just really trying to focus on that this week. We've just been trying to cut down on those mistakes."

Q: What do you see from Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder? 

A: "He's a stout guy. Both tackles are really good. We have to really be precise with our hands if we want to get after the quarterback. Against the run, we have to be stout against that guy."

Q: What has it been like learning from Hall of Famer Kevin Greene?

A: "Man, it's like a dream come true. You have a guy who sat in the same position that you have, played the same position and played it extremely well. He's third all-time in sacks. He's done it all. He's a great guy to learn from. He's a great teacher. He's a great coach."

Q: What are your plans to for the Georgia-Florida game tomorrow?

A: "You know I'll be watching that game. There are two Florida guys up here. One of them that I've known since the recruitment days. He tried to get me to go to Florida. I had to stay home and be a Dawg. I'm got to represent Georgia up here. I'm the only one up here talking trash to all of these guys from ACC schools and all the other SEC schools. You know I'm going to be tuned in tomorrow."

Q: How many family members will be on hand to watch you play against the Falcons on Sunday? 

A: "I've got about 15 post-game family wristbands. I've got about seven to eight tickets right now."

Q: Where you a Falcons fans? 

A: "I moved around a lot. I didn't have a sound team that I could root for. But when I was in Georgia I did use to watch the Falcons a lot from middle school on up. I have always had respect for the Falcons and I know Dan Quinn from back in the recruitment days. He's a real good guy and everything. "