Sunday, June 1, 2008

Malcolm Jenkins is Slow...

or so says a bunch of 2009 NFL Draft predictions.

Comments say that Malcolm Jenkins, the senior cornerback for Ohio State, might not be able to produce in the forty yard dash.

Poe is curious to where this rumor started (my guess is a SEC/CBS/Florida message board) because to me, he's always seemed like one of the fastest guys on the field. Just ask Penn State and LSU. In addition, he seems to be the most electric Buckeye when he's got the ball in his hands. The dude is basically Mr. Pick Six.

I'm confused. Maybe being one of the fastest Buckeyes only makes you as fast as an LSU linebacker, but I've never watched a game and said "Holy shit, Malcolm Jenkins is slow". Donald Washington got chased down against Texas, so maybe people get Washington and Jenkins confused.

You tell me where this vicious rumor started...

6 comments:

Massey said...

This is a joke. Jenkins is consistently listed as the best CB in college. I agree the SEC is behind this. I honestly believe Karl Rove is working for their spin machine now.

Anon said...

And let's not forget that Donald Washington was chased down by Jamaal Charles, who was only some Big XII or National Track Champeen. And no, he's not "LSU linebacker fast" considering Ali Highsmith ran like a 4.9 at the combine. Was Schlegel even a 4.9 guy? I'd say it has more to do with the couple of redzone TDs he's given up where he's kept his eyes in the backfield and somebody's gotten behind him.

Poe McNoe said...

Anon,

Colt McCoy also had the angle on DWash. Must have been all the pot smoking.

The 'LSU linebacker fast' was a shot at Highsmith and his SEC speed 40.

Malcolm Jenkins only negatives are he got beat in the Wisconsin game by the fullback and in the NC game by Doucett on EASY plays.

Besides that, Jenkins is the best.

Dan Isaacs said...

Someone needs to find this clip, but I recall Jenkins as a frosh running some dude down from behind on a Pr or KR, making up 15 or 10 yeards over 50 to prevent the TD. It was a "Oh shit, did he really do that?" moment.

slippy said...

Dan, you might be thinkin of Lawrence Maroney busting out a big run. Two guys in the secondary were tailing him but not catching up, then Jenkins came from behind and across the field to take him down.

Ohio State Football said...

Jim Thorpe award winner!!! Congrats Malcolm.