Janoris Jenkins, CB
The Browns don’t just need depth at corner, they need a playmaker to play opposite of Haden.
OK, Janoris Jenkins is risky, mainly because he’s a gambler. He’s allowed five or more touchdowns in each of his four pro seasons, but on the flip side, he’s combined for 13 interceptions/passes defensed in three of his four seasons.
The Dawg Pound wants to cheer for a shutdown corner, but finding one of these is rare. We thought Joe Haden could be one, but he never really reached that level, although he was very close. What Haden is though, when healthy, is a great corner.
And in a game where the rules favor the receiver and the quarterback, that’s a good thing to have.
Which brings it full circle on Jenkins. He has shown improvement throughout his career, and according to Pro Football Focus, he’s “coming off his highest-graded season in coverage, where he ranked 30th among cornerbacks.”
He’ll make some big-time plays, but he’ll give up some as well. But what corner doesn’t. They call can’t be Darrelle Revis or Patrick Peterson. Jenkins would be an upgrade over anyone the Browns have playing behind Haden on the depth chart.
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