Jenkins' draft grade no shock to Grantham 

August, 28, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. -- No team was better represented than Georgia when ESPN Scouts Inc. recently released its top 32 prospects for the 2013 NFL draft.

No other team had more than three prospects on the list. Georgia had four off its defense alone, led by senior nose guard John Jenkins, the No. 5 overall prospect on the list. And that status did not surprise Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham -- who spent 11 seasons as an NFL assistant before joining Mark Richt’s UGA staff in 2010 -- one bit.

“I evaluated defensive linemen in pro football for 11 years, and I know what first-round picks look like, and I know what they can be,” Grantham said after Tuesday’s practice. “I think for him to get to where he wants to go and for that to be true, he’s obviously got to continue to work hard this year, but I can tell you that he’s a really good player in my mind, and he can achieve a lot of goals he set for himself this year.”

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