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New York Giants: Janoris Jenkins Ready For a Strong 2019 Season

The New York Giants returned back to MetLife Stadium on Monday, where they began organized team activities. Giants’ cornerback, Janoris Jenkins, commented yesterday on how he is looking to rebound after a rocky 2018 season and get back to a Pro Bowl level of play.

Jenkins said he had an “up and down” 2018 season, where he blames an early season injury. This year he says he feels he is “110 percent” and is ready to return as one of the league’s premier cornerbacks. “I will,” Jenkins said. “2019. Jackrabbit. I will, for sure.”

Jenkins, or “Jackrabbit”, said he is looking forward to taking on a leadership role this season and is excited to lead by example to the young cornerbacks on the team.

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Last season, Jenkins recorded 70 tackles where 59 of them being solo. In 2016, he was selected to the Pro-Bowl and was First Team All-Pro.

The veteran corner is excited to take on a leadership/mentor role with the younger players on the team. The Giants drafted several corners to help aid a thin secondary. Now, the unit features Jenkins, DeAndre Baker, Julian Love, Sam Beal, Corey Ballentine, and Grant Haley.

It’s expected that Baker will feature alongside Jenkins in a starting role, however, Beal has looked fantastic thus far at OTAs and could put up a legitimate case to earn the No. 2 spot. Nonetheless, a little competition is always a good and healthy thing in camp.

Moving forward, I expect all three to rotate against the Giants’ top receiver, as giving the new players reps against premium talent will help them develop. It’s believed that Love will compete with Haley for the slot-corner role, but he will likely earn reps as an outside option as well.




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