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The Case For Janoris Jenkins

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You don't spend a Top 10 pick on a guy with character concerns.

I hate to keep repeating this, but didn't we have this same debate last year?

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You guys make it seem as if we're just going to draft Janoris and hope everything works out by chance. The coaches' main goal is to teach these players football, but if that is all they can teach they're going to be stuck with a bunch of lazy kids that don't understand the significance and the honor of playing in the NFL. There's a lot more to entering the league than learning a playbook. You gotta remember these are all kids. They don't have no jobs. They don't have no responsibility outside of playing glorified high school football and getting good grades in all their classes. They're not going to instantly mature the second they get handed a contract to sign. It's the coaches job to make sure that these kids are prepared physically AND mentally. When you think about it, the maturity of every player in the draft and their potential to advance should be questioned, not just players that have been caught smoking weed. I, for one, have faith in coach Rivera and his staff to be able whip this kid into shape on the field and in his own head.

fun scenario: trade down, get Janoris late in the 1st, get Jerel Worthy in the 2nd, get Super Bowl in the 2nd

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Tell me....What did Jenkins probably say to coaches after his first drug bust? What is he saying now? HINT: The same damn things. If you think going undergound to a FCS (I AA) school cured him enough to invest a high pick on him-you are dumb.

Yes, RR can contol him. Shouldn't Rivera be spending his time doing other things? You folks act like we are running a day care-rehab service. Not worth it. In my experience, people on drugs will lie and let you down. EVERY TIME.

I am dumb because I think going to a Division II team (not FCS like you say) humbles someone. This is the first time I have heard Janoris say, "I'm done with marijuana forever. I can't do it, man."

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we better nail this "top 10" pick ............because it will be our last one for quite so time.

we'll be picking in the 20's from here on out.

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I am dumb because I think going to a Division II team (not FCS like you say) humbles someone. This is the first time I have heard Janoris say, "I'm down with marijuana forever. I can't do it, man."

He did not go to a Division II school as a humbing experience....he went there because he would not have to sit out a year. That decision was made solely for his own benefit.

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This is the first time I have heard Janoris say, "I'm down with marijuana forever. I can't do it, man."

I do hope he's not down with marijuana forever.

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He did not go to a Division II school as a humbing experience....he went there because he would not have to sit out a year. That decision was made solely for his own benefit.

What? I realize why he went there, he wanted to play. But I am saying the aftereffect was an humbling experience.

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I do hope he's not down with marijuana forever.

Oops. Edited now. Must have autocorrected or something.

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It is when it's the difference between millions of dollars and an NFL career.

Its proven that Money does not make you be a better person or does it help stop drug problems.

He hasn't had a positive test at Northern Alabama and has had no off field issues. People can change. Saying there's no way he can stop smoking weed is just stupid. And let's be real, smoking weed does not make you a bad person. He has done all he can to prove he's changed and has shown maturity since his departure from Florida.

For a kid to fail a Collage drug test the first time he's not too smart or is an addict. Most every school knows when the test or going to happen and have time to prepare there players. Most NFL teams know players smoke weed and many have failed the combine test but there is a difference between recreational use and not being able to stop. Clearly his was of the latter.

I know the circumstances are a little different, but how many people on this board said picking Cam would be a mistake due to his off-field issues? After Cam was dismissed from Florida, he matured and grew as person. And from what I've read, Jenkins has done the same.

Cams situation was totally different and he never had any drug related problems. Comparing him to Cam is like apples to oranges.

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So if you think a lot college and pro players smoke weed and just do a better job of hiding it, why does it matter if Jenkins smokes? Do you know specifically that Florida was aware of the upcoming tests in time to tell Jenkins to stop? And do you actually think NFL coaches are ok with their players smoking weed?

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A lot of people have speculated that if Muschamp wasn't the head coach he would have stayed on the team. Not saying people wouldn't have had questions over his character but the whole getting kicked off the team highlighted it a bit more.

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Cams situation was totally different and he never had any drug related problems. Comparing him to Cam is like apples to oranges.

Cam never had any drug problems, but both players were punished for off-field issues. Cam was labeled as a trouble-maker with character concerns; someone who was immature and could not be trusted with the #1 pick. The same argument is being made against Jenkins (as a top 10 pick).

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