One of the bigger surprises for Gator fans this spring has been the play of linebacker Jelani…
Mid-Spring Report: Five That Impressed
I will go in reverse order from and finish with the most impressive, but all of these five players have done more than I expected them to do this spring. I will first start with Jelani Jenkins. Now this must be presented with a caveat that I actually expected a lot out of Jenkins this spring, he has just surpassed those expectations. The freshman linebacker from Maryland played a little last year before suffering an injury that allowed him to redshirt. Jenkins is just a menace on the field. He has a knack of sifting through blockers and getting to the ball carrier. That knack has landed him a chance to actually play at middle linebacker in this Gator defense. Jenkins has a Karate background and maybe that has something to do with the way he seeks and destroys the ball carrier all of the time. There is no one on the defense that plays faster than Jenkins. I...
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