The Palm Beach Post on Monday ran a profile of Janoris Jenkins, who some, including SB Nation's resident mock drafter Ryan Van Bibber, think will land with the Detroit Lions in this week's NFL Draft.
Jenkins' story has been well-publicized. He was a star cornerback at the University of Florida and could have entered the 2011 NFL Draft. He decided to return to college, however, and was promptly caught with marijuana. Twice. In the span of four months.
Another part of Jenkins' draft profile is that he has four children with three different women. And this is something that, according to the Post article, Jenkins objects to:
He was fine with that [questions about marijuana]. But here is the question that seemed out of place to him: Why does a 23-year-old have four children by three different women?
"It's weird because I had those kids while I was playing college football and it didn't affect me not once," said Jenkins, who is from Pahokee. "I'm proud to have my four kids. If they want to throw that in my face, so be it.
"Everybody has kids. Where in the book do it say you can't have kids? It doesn't say that in the law. I'm a great father. I'm there whenever they need me."
This article from NFL.com cites one expert who says Jenkins will go to the San Francisco 49ers at No.30, while two experts say he'll slip out of the first round. At any rate, he should be available when the Lions pick at No. 23.
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