In the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, with the 162nd overall pick, the Washington Redskins selected OLB Brandon Jenkins of Florida State. He's the second straight player the Redskins have taken from Florida State. Earlier in the same round the Redskins picked RB Chris Thompson of the Seminoles.
Like Thompson, Jenkins is an injury case, missing last season with a Lisfranc problem in his foot. However, he does have 22.5 career sacks. He had a huge season in 2010, though, with 13.5 sacks, five multiple-sack games, 21.5 tackles for loss and was voted team MVP.
Here is how the NFL scouting report reads on Jenkins:
Possesses very good initial quickness, eats up grass with long strides, and has the flexibility to turn the corner as a pass rusher. Has length and upper-body strength to rip off blocks and throw quarterbacks and running backs to the ground. Also displays the power to get lesser linemen on their heels. Not contact-shy playing the run, will stick his shoulder to keep leverage against single blocker and double teams to hold the line.
WEAKNESSESSuffered a Lisfranc injury in his left foot in 2012 opener, could redshirt. Pops up out of his stance off the snap, losing his momentum as an edge rusher. Hustle to chase plays is inconsistent. Change of direction skills are only adequate, fails to prevent backs from getting the sideline on plays to his size and break down when one-on-one in space against NFL-caliber ball-carriers. Owns a spin move but relies on outside rush too often, allowing tackles to take him out of plays.
NFL COMPARISONNick Perry
The next Florida State pass rusher to head to the NFL saw a drop in production in 2011 (eight sacks, down from 13.5 in 2010), and then suffered a Lisfranc injury in the Seminoles' 2012 opener. Jenkins has a redshirt year available, but the injury occurred early enough that he might hold off until doctors can determine if he would be ready to work out for scouts at the Combine. A strong workout and positive medical reports could make him a bargain for an NFL team trying to find a pass rusher (4-3 end or 3-4 linebacker) in the second round of the 2013 draft.
Below is a video compilation of Jenkins' career at FSU.