TWO BITS: Pounceys together? Jenkins to NFL?

By Adam Silverstein
April 27, 2011

1 » Though Florida Gators center Mike Pouncey continues to believe he will be selected higher in the 2011 NFL Draft than his brother was one year earlier, another opportunity (once believed to be likely before being dismissed as the opposite) has arisen. According to the NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, the Pittsburgh Steelers (who drafted Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey just last season) “will exhaust all realistic possible scenarios to trade up” for Pouncey. “Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has given an edict to his personnel department to explore all realistic trade options for Pouncey,” La Canfora writes, so the team is “prepared to acquire him should he ‘start to slip.’” Pittsburgh (with the No. 31 overall pick) would probably have to give up a good amount to trade up to where Pouncey will likely be drafted (No. 15-19).

2 » Dismissed from the Florida football team on Tuesday, Gators senior cornerback Janoris Jenkins has already begun pursuing another opportunity, according to Sports Illustrated’s NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline. Rather than redshirt the 2011 season to potentially play for another top school next year or transfer to a junior college or lower division program this season, Jenkins is currently “looking for an agent” for the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft set for July. Players normally enter the Supplemental Draft due to athletic, disciplinary or eligibility reasons. Pauline writes that “calls have already been made[to agents] on [his] behalf.” Though Jenkins now has character concerns, he will undoubtedly find a NFL home before all is said and done.


  1. Gatorgrad79 says:

    Let’s hope this works out well for JJ, and is a wake up call to take his life seriously. A propensity for drug use, and lots of (NFL) money are a bad combination….

  2. npgator says:

    The Lions are the team that should take Jenkins. He was their number 1 guy before he declared he was coming back to the Gators.

  3. Mr2Bits says:

    I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in Muschamp’s office when he spoke with Jenkins. As the other commenter spoke about, everything is pointing to Jenkins given options he did not like or want and said he will just leave for the NFL knowing he still had one more out. Kind of a punk move but I guess you can’t blame him.

    • jay d says:

      No, obviously it would be crazy to blame him for 3 arrests and twice for the same violation…who can blame him? lol

  4. GatorCooken says:

    Semi-serious question. Who gets the infamous #1 jersey now?

    RoPo or the Sheriff?

  5. npgator says:

    We should give number 1 to Brissett.

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