S - 6'2 208 RS Senior - St. Petersburg, Fl
2015 Key Stats: 52 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 3 INT's.
Enjoyed a strong 2015 campaign, after missing all of 2014 due to injury.
Very active during this year's Spring Game, recording team high 8 tackles.
Could fill an even bigger role in 2016 in Manny Diaz' new defense.
Rayshawn Jenkins: Safeties Are More Involved In New Defense ($) https://t.co/a3OwqfV47C— InsideTheU.com (@InsideTheU) April 1, 2016
Has excellent range as a center fielder to make plays on the ball, but also instinctive and physical enough to support the run game and make tackles underneath.
Summary: Jenkins should see plenty of defensive snaps this year (potentially at both safety spots) as a seasoned, experienced vet. Might not thump quite as hard as fellow S Jamal Carter, but can definitely make a dent on opposing receivers and ball carrier. Jenkins can also cover a ton of ground as a FS, something he might be counted on for quite a bit this coming season, given UM's lack of experience behind Corn Elder at CB. As a last line of defense, he'll also need to be a sure tackler on the second level in the 'Canes new attacking style defense. It will be interesting to see how much/if he can hold off emerging sophomore Jaquan Johnson for snaps. I think Jenkins, Johnson, and Carter all end up sharing the S duties. All three will be important in both producing and preventing big plays. Jenkins should wrack up anywhere from 40-50 tackles this season and 3-4 INT's. Carter and Johnson may end up producing the more eye popping plays, but senior to be needs to be a steady presence for Miami's defense on the back end.