steve Mitchele

Miami Dolphins' LB Jelani Jenkins Should Go

The Miami Dolphins will have to make a decision about OLB Jelani Jenkins.

The Miami Dolphins will almost definitely move on from OLB Jelani Jenkins in 2017. After signing a 4-year deal worth $2,632,688 total (average of $658,172 a year), Jenkins has yet to become what the Dolphins hoped he would when they drafted him in the 4th round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Jenkins missed 7 total games this season and 3 more in 2015, proving that he is not worth the money. His durability has shown through his inconsistent play on the field, and he is infamous for missing tackles. With Neville Hewitt getting better each season and Kiko Alonso expecting to kick back outside in 2017, the Dolphins would be wise to move on from Jenkins.

The Dolphins could try to trade Jenkins, but would likely not get anything better than a 6th or 7th round pick for him. At 24 years old, Jenking is still young and has time to salvage his career, but it will likely be with another team.

Given the depth at LB in the 2017 NFL Draft and his consistent injuries, expect Jenkins to be elsewhere in 2017.



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