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Janoris Jenkins To Transfer Rather Than Enter Supplemental Draft?

Cornerback Janoris Jenkins likely would have been a first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft had he decided to go pro. He opted to return to Florida instead, but that backfired after he got booted for being caught with marijuana yet again.

Since he won't be playing for the Gators next season, there has been speculation that he will enter the Supplemental Draft and could be targeted by the Detroit Lions, which still need help at cornerback. As it stands right now, though, Jenkins appears set to transfer to a Division II school rather than go pro.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday that Sandy Cornelio, a man Jenkins described as his mentor, said that there is "zero chance" the cornerback would enter the supplemental draft, and that Jenkins is undecided to which Division II program he will transfer.

Even if Jenkins did enter the Supplemental Draft I don't think the Lions would place a very high pick on him. A team in more dire need of adding talent at corner might, but I can't see the Lions risking a high pick on a guy who has had so many character concerns. I know that the Lions' first few picks of the 2011 NFL Draft have had character concerns of their own, but none were as recent as Jenkins' issues.

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