Janoris Jenkins from tiny University of North Alabama is one of the most talented defensive backs in this year's NFL draft. You'd also be hard-pressed to find a prospective NFL rookie carrying more negative cargo into his NFL Combine team interviews than this premier cornerback.
At 23, he has four children, three boys and a girl ages 3, 2, 1 and three months. He also has a blemished personal history that includes two drug-related arrests in a three-month span in 2011 and a June 2009 arrest for fighting outside a Gainesville, Fla. bar. Police said Jenkins told them another man was making a grab for his gold chain and he fought back.
The second drug arrest got Jenkins bounced by coach Will Muschamp from the University of Florida football program, where the cornerback had been a three-year starter and a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection.
Jenkins retreated to Division II North Alabama rather than enter the NFL supplemental draft pool, and he vowed Sunday in his combine...