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.