Jenkins’ selection marks the second consecutive season a Hurricane safety has been taken in the NFL Draft and the 42nd Miami defensive back chosen in the modern era.
The St. Petersburg, Fla., native posted a breakout senior campaign for the Hurricanes in 2016, as he recorded single-season career highs in tackles (76), tackles for loss (4.5) and sacks (1.5). He also made 12 starts and appeared in all 13 games.
Following his senior season, Jenkins received his first career ACSMA All-ACC honor.
In 2015, Jenkins totaled 52 tackles (30 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions.
Jenkins is the second Hurricane to be selected in the 2017 NFL Draft.
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