Jennings could be perfect in the second

He has played against bigger receivers. He has played in big games. Now the NFL Draft looms and Kelly Jennings is prepared. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound former Hurricane is expected to be a late first or early second round pick. And with the Oakland Raiders secondary a concern, the Silver and Black could look his way to begin round two. Complete with an exclusive audio interview!

Miami cornerback Kelly Jennings is an athletic cornerback who netted three interceptions as a senior and used his speed and agility to make plays on the ball against all opponents.

He admits his weaknesses but also warns against those who say he does not have the size to be effective in the NFL.

"I am not the most physical guy but I use my feet to get me out of trouble," said Jennings.

With natural coverage abilities and instincts, Jennings found the pre-draft process a bit overwhelming at times, noting that it prepares you for the rigors of an NFL season, especially as a rookie.

"You are done with your last game of the season and then it all starts," Jennings said. "It is mental, physical and it comes so fast. It is overwhelming at times."

That did not dissuade him from posting a 4.45 forty time at the NFL Combines and a 40-inch vertical jump.

Practicing against some top talent at the University of Miami has helped him immensely as he sits on the doorstep of the NFL and it is that reason that he believes he can make an immediate impact at the NFL level.

Jennings has met with a number of teams, including the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions to name a few.

We caught up with Jennings to discuss his weaknesses, strengths, playing man coverage and more.


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