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Malcolm Jenkins
No. 27     New Orleans Saints
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: December 20, 1987 (1987-12-20) (age 22)
Place of birth: Piscataway Township, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Debuted in 2009 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus First-team All-Big Ten (2006)
  • Consensus First-team All-Big Ten (2007)
  • Second-team All-American (2007)
  • Thorpe Award semifinalist (2007)
  • Consensus First-team All-Big Ten (2008)
  • First-team All-American (2008)
  • Thorpe Award winner (2008)
  • Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles     55
Sacks     0.0
INTs     1
Force fumbles     2
Stats at NFL.com

Malcolm Jenkins (born December 20, 1987 in Piscataway Township, New Jersey) is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Saints 14th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.

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Early years

Jenkins played high school football at Piscataway Township High School in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, where he helped lead his team to three consecutive state championships. He played both wide receiver and defensive back. He also excelled at track, winning the state title in the 400 metres as a junior.[1]

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jenkins was listed as No. 61 cornerback prospect in the nation in 2005.[2]

College career

During his freshman season at Ohio State Jenkins spent most of his time at nickelback. He finished the season with 37 tackles in 10 games. In 2006 he started all 13 games at corner and was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten. He finished '06 with 55 tackles and four interceptions. As a junior in 2007 Jenkins recorded 47 tackles and four interceptions and was named a first team All-American by Pro Football Weekly and a first team All-Big Ten for the second consecutive year. As a senior in 2008 he won the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the nation's best defensive back, after recording 57 tackles and three interceptions. [3]

Professional career

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2009 NFL Draft

Jenkins was considered one of the top-2 defensive backs available in the draft (alongside Vontae Davis),[4] and drew comparisons to Terence Newman.[5] However, after Jenkins ran a comparably slow 40 yard dash, some scouts considered him better suited for the safety position.[6] He was drafted by the Saints, 14th overall.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6′0″ 204 lb 4.53 1.47 2.62 4.07 6.59 33 in. 10′4″ 15 rep 23
All values from NFL Combine

New Orleans Saints

Jenkins was the first cornerback to be taken by the Saints in the first round since Oregon's Alex Molden went at No. 11 in the 1996 NFL Draft.[7] On August 9, 2009 the Saints agreed to terms with Jenkins on a five-year, $19 million contract.[8]

Jenkins started his first career game due to injuries to Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter during week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He finished the game recording seven tackles and his first career interception off of Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman.

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