Name: Taj Jenkins
School: Southeast Missouri State
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I set a personal goal of giving up 0 touchdowns this year which I accomplished and winning the OVC which we did.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They would say I love competing and going against the best , I don’t shy away from competition.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I’m big on technique , I watch to make sure I’m not taking too many steps out my break , Also making sure I don’t get to high in my back peddle and things like that. If I’m watching my opponent I’m looking for tendencies that may let me know what route they are about to run , how they line up and stuff like that.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me I think is just my ability to play press man, I come from a school that we pretty much are man on man all game and a lot of guys didn’t have to do that , which I think better prepares me for the next level.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I’m back in Tampa , Fl right now training with Pick6academy and a lot of other guys just trying to get better everyday , making sure I’m ready for my opportunity.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
On the field I’m an energy guy, I get everybody else going if someone isn’t feeling it most of the time I’m the guy to get them out of there funk. Off the field Im still an energy guy I’m just bringing positive vibes to the locker room.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m someone that’s going to go hard every play rather it be special teams or defense , and your gonna get my all. I feel like I can come in and make the team better. You wouldn’t regret giving me a call.