Mar 21, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman John Jenkins runs a drill during Georgia pro day at the University of Georgia. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
The New Orleans Saints have a new defensive tackle in Georgia product John Jenkins.
New Orleans was supposed to have just one pick in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft, but trading running back Chris Ivory for a fourth-round pick to the New York Jets allowed the Saints to trade two fourth-round picks to trade back into the third and select Jenkins.
Jenkins is a mammoth of a tackle who the Saints obviously wanted very badly for their new 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. It’s a safe bet Jenkins will come in and fight with Brodrick Bunkley right away for the starting nose tackle position.
While it cost a lot to move up and get Jenkins, we thought it would be good idea to give Saints fans everywhere a taste of what they’re in for from their new rookie tackle.
Below you will find various highlight videos and film of Jenkins play during his time with the Georgia Bulldogs. It’s not meant to sway you one way or another on the pick. Rather, it’s just here to show you the impact he could have and perhaps why the Saints front office was so intent on trading up to make him the pick.
Let’s take a look.