E.J. Jenkins
E.J. Jenkins  WR  South Carolina | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
E.J. Jenkins
Height
6-7
Weight
243
College
South Carolina
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Fredericksburg, VA
78.0/100
Player Rating
33
PositionRank (WR)
4.62
FortyYD Time
Receptions
3
Rec YDs
41
Rec TDs
1
Rec AVG
13.7

E.J. Jenkins WR South Carolina | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

E.J. Jenkins WR South Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 04/29/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.62 seconds (13%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-7 (99%*) Weight: 243 (100%*)
Hands: 9 5/8 (61%*) Arm: 34 1/8 (88%*) Span: 81 7/8 (96%*)
Forty: 4.62 (P) (13%*) Shuttle: 4.38 (P) (17%*)
Vertical: 32 (P) (13%*) Broad: 122 (P) (57%*)
Three Cone: 7.52 (P) (1%*) Bench: 14 (P) (44%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 04/29/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.62 seconds (13%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-7 (99%*) Weight: 243 (100%*)
Hands: 9 5/8 (61%*) Arm: 34 1/8 (88%*)
Span: 81 7/8 (96%*)
Forty: 4.62 (P) (13%*) Shuttle: 4.38 (P) (17%*)
Vertical: 32 (P) (13%*) Broad: 122 (P) (57%*)
3 Cone: 7.52 (P) (1%*) Bench: 14 (P) (44%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 78.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
74%
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QB Rating When targeted: 94.4
Hands:
44%
Short Receiving:
63%
Intermediate Routes:
71%
Deep Threat:
74%
Blocking:
77%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th
Overall Rank: #222 Position rank: #33
College Games: 25 College Snaps: 876
Grade: 247 Sports 2  Stars 247 Sports 78.77 Stars 247 RATING: 78.77/100
Draft Profile: Bio
E.J. Jenkins from Chancellor High School was rated a After high school, Jenkins opted to join St. Francis (PA).

In 2019 as a freshman Jenkins saw action in just one game for the Red Flash as he made one reception for just 10 yards for an average of 10.0 yards per reception, with one TD, and QB rating when targeted of 79.2.

After season's end Jenkins transferred to South Carolina where as a sophomore in 2021 he played in 12 games and had just 8 catches for 117 yards for an average of 14.6 yards per catch, with one TD, and QB rating when targeted of 89.6.

After season's end Jenkins transferred to Georgia Tech where as a junior in 2022 he played 12 games and hauled in 17 catches for 316 yards for an average of 18.6 yards per catch, with 3 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 95.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Jenkins runs precise routes, showing an innate feel for setting up defensive backs to create separation.
  • Has good body strength to squirm out of tackles with the coordination to maneuver his frame between defenders.
  • Has a knack for getting open and is a quarterback's best friend - passers just need to toss the ball in his area and he'll come down with it.
  • He accelerates quickly and possesses good straight-line speed. He shows solid ball-tracking skills and body control downfield, able to adjust to the off-target throw.
  • He’s very good in contested-catch situations, using his frame effectively to make plays facing the quarterback. Jenkins also shows a knack for high-pointing the ball, consistently outmuscling defensive backs.
  • Has a tall frame and long arms, plus strong hands, giving him a huge catch radius.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Does not have elite speed to burn by defenders. Does not drop his hips to get in position while blocking and fails to take correct angles to his man.
  • Physically, Jenkins profiles as a guy who should have success facing the quarterback, but he struggles to gear down and make the necessary sharp cuts to create separation underneath.
  • Jenkins also lacks suddenness as a route runner, and that is a potential issue at the next level.

E.J. Jenkins percentiles vs other Wide Receiver's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate E.J. Jenkins (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
308.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
51.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.