The junior defensive tackle did not make the same impact that he did in his first two seasons at Miami, but he showed a flash of his ability in the Russell Athletic Bowl, when he sacked the quarterback for a 13 yard loss.
The truth is, that play was probably the best moment for Jenkins this season. He went from starting seven games as a sophomore to none as a junior. He played in 10 games and managed to make 11 tackles. It is clear that he took a drastic fall down the depth chart with the emergence of both RJ MacIntosh and Kendrick Norton. Gerald Willis’ eligibility also played a role, as many expected him to make waves after sitting out a year for transferring from Florida.
Looking ahead, there has been speculation that he is looking to transfer closer to home, or somewhere that could offer more playing time. Miami’s defensive line looked great last season, without him having a major impact, but that does not mean he should head out.