“To be honored like this – and especially when we had some other great finalists – it’s an honor to be thought of as the best,” Jenkins said.
The decision to return for his senior season is looking more and more like it’s paying dividends for Malcolm Jenkins. Jenkins, who could’ve easily gone pro last year and not have suffered any for it, returned for a stellar individual season in 2008. The team may have underperformed, but Jenkins 54 tackles, 9 pass-breakups and 3 forced fumbles stood out. Further, Jenkins’ presence was felt on special teams with two blocked punts, one coming against Purdue and the other coming against Illinois.
Barring injury, Malcolm Jenkins is a certain top 10-15 pick and will likely be the first Buckeye taken in the draft. Enjoy your signing bonus, Malcolm. You’ve earned it.