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Jets Roster Countdown: Can Jordan Jenkins Look Like He Belongs as a Rookie?

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As we approach the 2016 season, we are going to profile the players on the roster. Today we look at Jordan Jenkins

Name: Jordan Jenkins

Number: 48

Year With Jets: 1st

Projected Role: Competing for starting outside linebacker job

His 2015: Jenkins battled through groin and hip injuries to register 9.5 tackles for a loss in his final college season at Georgia. The Jets selected him with a third round pick.

2016 will be a success if: Jenkins doesn't look like he's in over his head in the NFL. The team's lack of depth at outside linebacker might push Jenkins into a starting role. This season isn't a failure if he doesn't take a starting job, though. For a third round rookie, goals should be more modest. The Jets should be hoping for adequacy that will grow into quality in future years, although they certainly would take a great rookie season.

Odds of making the roster: Lock (>99%)