Commentary

Elite cornerback prospects vary in size and style

Ohio State's Malcolm Jenkins has something to prove as a senior, but he's the closest to a sure thing in the 2009 DB class, writes Todd McShay.

Updated: August 25, 2008, 1:54 PM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

That Malcolm Jenkins elected to return to Ohio State this fall for his senior season came as a surprise to many. The versatile playmaker has notched a combined eight interceptions over the past two seasons while playing in consecutive BCS title games, and coming out on the losing end of those contests undoubtedly factored into his decision. Jenkins should be motivated to take another crack at a national championship and prove he's capable of playing cornerback at a high level in the NFL, which some scouts doubt.