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Rayshawn Jenkins gets Drafted by Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL Draft

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Jenkins becomes the latest in a line of Canes DBs to be drafted

Rayshawn Jenkins joins Deon Bush as an active proCane safety. Jenkins was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round on Saturday. The former ‘Cane will join a talented defense that has CB Jason Verrett, DE Joey Bosa, and fellow proCane LB Denzel Perryman.

Rayshawn Jenkins is versatile enough to play at safety or as a hybrid linebacker in a similar vein to Deone Buchannon of the Arizona Cardinals. Jenkins has a clean background; is as healthy as any football player can be, given his history; and is one of the best teammates a player could ask for. At the next level, he’ll be a gamer who will fit some schemes more than others. He also has the potential to be a key piece in the new NFL, which is looking for players who can run with tight ends and occasionally stick their nose in against the run.

After overcoming a herniated disc suffered before his junior season, Jenkins was forced to sit out the season. After redshirting in 2014, Jenkins returned the following season, collecting 52 tackles, with 3 interceptions, four pass break ups, with 2.5 tackles for loss.

Rayshawn Jenkins is versatile enough to play at safety or as a hybrid linebacker in a similar vein to Deone Buchannon of the Arizona Cardinals. Jenkins should feel right at home in defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s 4-3 defense. He will be a credible weapon in the AFC West that is home to Amari Cooper, Demaryius Thomas, and Jeremy Maclin.

CONGRATULATIONS RAYSHAWN!