The Visitors: Kelly Jennings

Miami draft prospect Kelly Jennings has immediate starting pro potential, but will it be realized in Detroit? The Lions continue their extensive interest in the cornerback market. Part eleven in a (now) 17 part series covering an EXCLUSIVE list of draft prospects that Detroit has visited with. In-depth bio and more inside.

Roar Report has compiled an exclusive list of (currently 17) players that the Detroit Lions have privately worked out and/or had visit the Allen Park facility.

Between now and the draft, we will provide overviews of all players that have gotten an additional investment of time from the Lions scouting staff.
 

DRAFT TARGET DATA SHEET
(11 OF 17)

NAME Kelly Jennings
POSITION Cornerback
COLLEGE Miami
HEIGHT 5'11"
WEIGHT 180
SCOUT.COM
POSITION RANK
#3 @ CB
#36 Overall
SCOUT.COM
RATING
VIDEO Kelly Jennings Highlights
AUDIO Exclusive Kelly Jennings Interview
INTERACTION Visited Allen Park
OTHER TEAMS
INTERESTED
Miami
New England
Philadelphia
Tennessee
Washington

Scout.com Prospect Profile ...

Full Name: Kelly Jennings School: Miami-Fl Pos: CB

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 180 40: 4.47 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after posting 31/3/13. Junior totals were 25/2/5.

Pos: Natural cover corner with starting abilities in the NFL. Quickly transitions off the line, runs with opponents downfield and stays with receivers out from breaks. Instinctive, quickly locates the pass and has good ball skills. Fluid in all his motions, quick-footed on the field and willing to mix it up.

Neg: Possesses a slim build, gets out-positioned or loses out in battles.

Analysis: A consistent player, Jennings took his game to another level as a senior and now sits as a possible first-round selection. Has the skills to be used in either zone or backed off the line of scrimmage and should quickly break into a starting line-up.

Lions Interest: Yet another cornerback prospect that has drawn interest from Detroit, a routine that seems to feed the potential of the team drafting a cover corner in the first day. Jennings could immediately step in as a nickel or dimeback, and even compete for the starting position opposite Dre' Bly depending on the status of the oft-injured Fernando Bryant. Jennings, like Tye Hill (another Lions interest), is NFL-starting material, which also catapults his projection into the mid-to-late first round. Jennings will not be selected at No. 9 overall, but is a possibility if the team manages to grab an additional first round pick.

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