July 27, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) looks on during training camp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
Whether or not a contract between the St. Louis Rams and second-round pick Janoris Jenkins really was the headache it was made out to be in the media is unknown. Head coach Jeff Fisher and others have downplayed those reports. Regardless, Jenkins looks to be worth the trouble, drawing some early fawning from fans and pundits alike for his early work in training camp.
Adam Schefter was the latest touting Jenkins. In a Wednesday appearance on SportsCenter, Schefter had this to say about the rookie cornerback (h/t Rotoworld):
"Through a week of training camp, Janoris Jenkins has flashed Pro Bowl potential. He's looked like a natural corner, like he can man that position. Has looked like a difference maker at the cornerback spot, like a future Pro Bowl player. The Rams are very excited about what they've seen from their young cornerback so far."
That would be fantastic news for the Rams. A starting duo of Jenkins and Finnegan would be an imposing hurdle on a schedule that will put them Rams against some of the league's best quarterbacks, including Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford and Robert Griffin III.
If the defensive line lives up to its potential, the Rams defense could be something to be reckoned with this season.