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Jelani Jenkins

24-Year-Old Linebacker – Miami Dolphins

2015 Defensive Stats

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71

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1

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Jenkins first season as a starter for Miami was far from a successful one as he finished with only 71 tackles in 13 games. He is slated to once again start at WLB and with a healthy Cameron Wake and f...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 243   DOB: 3/13/1992
College: Florida  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jelani Jenkins Contract Information:

Signed a four-year $2.575 million contract with Miami in May of 2013.

August 27, 2016  –  Jelani Jenkins News

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The procedure Jenkins had on his knee was termed to be a minor knee scope, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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Jelani Jenkins NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2013 21 Mia 16 17 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 22 Mia 15 110 83 27 3.5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 23 Mia 13 71 50 21 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jelani Jenkins – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Jelani Jenkins
  2. Neville Hewitt
  3. James Burgess
Miami Dolphins

Snap Count Stats

700

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Jelani Jenkins was on the field for 700 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

13

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Jelani Jenkins was on the field for 13 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 120 197
2014 899 76
2015 700 13
Jelani Jenkins 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Was 79 0 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Jax 72 3 12 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Buf 63 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NYJ 58 0 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Ten 57 1 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
6 Hou 54 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 @NE 72 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Buf 55 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Phi 17 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Dal
11 @NYJ 35 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Bal 61 0 7 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NYG 49 7 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @SD
15 Ind 28 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NE

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jelani Jenkins  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   243 lbs
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40-Yard Dash
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Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   32.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
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Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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Bench Press:   27 reps
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Jelani Jenkins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jenkins had a "cleanup" procedure on his knee after getting injured versus Atlanta on Thursday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

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Jenkins left Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins after injuring his ankle and is questionable to return, James Walker of ESPN reports.

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Jenkins had 71 tackles in 13 games for the Dolphins this season.

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Jenkins is inactive Sunday against the Patriots.

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Jenkins (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Patriots, the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports.

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Jenkins (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday, reports the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

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Jenkins (ankle) is active Sunday against the Colts.

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Jenkins (ankle) was limited at practice Friday and remains questionable to play Sunday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

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Jenkins (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Jenkins (ankle) is inactive Sunday against the Chargers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Jenkins wasn't expected to start last year, but injuries created opportunity, and by season's end Jenkins was arguably the team's best linebacker. Despite missing one game, Jenkins easily surpassed 100 tackles, and he showed good pass-rushing upside with 3.5 sacks in 899 snaps. Miami all but assured Jenkins a three-down role this year by shipping starters Dannell Ellerbe and Phillip Wheeler out of town, leaving only Koa Misi as a fellow returning starter. With more snaps this year, Jenkins has room for improvement.

2014

The 2013 fourth-rounder played in all 16 games as a rookie last season, but only had 17 tackles in his role as a reserve linebacker. He's off the IDP radar unless he ascends to a starting gig at any point.

2013

The Dolphins fourth-round pick in this past April's draft will likely be in a backup role this year and participate on special teams.