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ESPN's McShay Has Cowboys Taking Janoris Jenkins In First Round

Jenkins spent last season at Division II North Alabama after his dismissal from Florida

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    ESPN’s Mel Kiper had the Dallas Cowboys selecting Stanford guard David DeCastro with their first overall pick, 14th overall, in his first mock draft. Kiper’s fellow ESPN draft expert Todd McShay, meanwhile, has the Cowboys selecting North Alabama (formerly of Florida) cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

    After spending three years at Florida, Jenkins was dismissed by the team after multiple off-the-field incidents, including multiple drug possession charges. This led Jenkins to spend his final season of eligibility at the relatively obscure Division II North Alabama, but he impressed at the Senior Bowl last week and remains a first round talent.

    "Corner is a top need area, and Jenkins proved at the Senior Bowl that he's still an elite cover corner after spending a year at the Division II level,” McShay writes, per ESPN Dallas. “Dallas will need to get comfortable with his character issues, though, including legal issues that led to his dismissal from the Florida program."

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