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Third-Rounder Jordan Jenkins Signs with Jets

Taken 83rd Overall in April Draft, He Racked Up 19 Sacks & 40 Tackles for Loss at Georgia


The Jets have announced that they have signed third-round linebacker Jordan Jenkins.

Jenkins, selected by the Green & White on Day 2 of the April draft (No. 83 overall), was most recently a defensive co-captain at Georgia and totaled 59 tackles in 2015 along with eight tackles for loss and five sacks.

The 6'3", 259-pounder was a consistent performer for the Dawgs, racking up five sacks in both his sophomore and junior campaigns as well. For his career, Jenkins totaled 205 tackles, 19 sacks and 40 tackles for loss.

With the Jets, Jenkins could potentially play either the Sam or Will 'backer spots. He joins an OLB group that includes Lorenzo Mauldin, a third-round selection in 2014, along with Trevor Reilly, Mike Catapano and CFL transplant Freddie Bishop.

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