Outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins has a shoulder injury that has kept him out of team drills in the Jets’ offseason workouts, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Jets coach Todd Bowles said Jenkins was nicked up but did not disclose details of the injury. According to Mehta, Jenkins’ injury is not expected to be long term but could keep him of the start of training camp.
We’ll see, Bowles said when asked about Jenkins’ availability for training camp.
Jenkins, 23, has started 30 consecutive games and made 85 tackles and 5.5 sacks since the Jets drafted him in the third round in 2016.
After playing at 360 pounds early in his college career, he lost 30 pounds before last season and improved his conditioning. The end result was uncommon agility for a player who is still plenty big and can shed blockers on the interior. He had 12.5 tackles for loss in 2017.
Allen will be selected long before this because he has the prototypical quarterback build and power arm. But accuracy over the long haul is a significant concern. He had just one more game with a 60 percent or better completion rate in his career (10) than he did 50 percent or lower (nine).
While game video will always be the biggest part of player evaluation, few players on this draft board helped themselves more at the Senior Bowl and combine than Hernandez. And other than Nelson, he had some of the most entertaining pancake blocks of the season in the run game.
He is a phenomenal athlete who plays with high effort. Bryan showed potential in his one season as a starter with six tackles for loss and four sacks. His agility and ability to bend on the interior is that of a much smaller player. He needs to turn flashes into more consistent play.
Oliver has shown the ability to play, and flourish, in press coverage. He also has good awareness and closing speed down the field. He’s also willing to stick his nose into things in run defense, but will need to be more reliable as a tackler.