Georgia Bulldogs: Terrence Cody

About Them Dawgs: John Jenkins

December, 6, 2012
Editor’s note: Each day between now and Georgia’s Capital One Bowl date with Nebraska, we will review the season for a key Bulldogs player and attempt to project what’s next. Today we’ll look at defensive lineman John Jenkins.

No. 6 John Jenkins
Senior/Defensive line
50 tackles, 2 TFLs, 1 sack

Role in 2012: Jenkins helped anchor Georgia’s defensive line by contributing at both nose guard and defensive end. The 358-pound senior performed well enough to rank among the top NFL prospects at his position.

The good: When he was on, Jenkins was a force up front for the Bulldogs who helped control the line of scrimmage. The player Jenkins is most frequently compared to is former Alabama All-American Terrence Cody, also a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College transfer. However, Jenkins’ 50 tackles this season are almost as many as Cody totaled in two seasons at Alabama (52). Jenkins’ combination of strength and good speed for a player his size helped him transform Georgia’s defense over the past two seasons.

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