Top 30 Draft Selections in St. Louis Rams History

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Nov 15, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) takes up his position against Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy (11) during a game at the Edward Jones Dome. The Bears won the game 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

19. Janoris Jenkins, CB, Round 2, Pick 39 Overall, 2012

While he’s had his fair share of coverage issues during his four seasons with the St. Louis Rams, Jenkins has consistently been an impactful playmaker and has arguably benefited the franchise as much as any cornerback the Rams have drafted while in St. Louis.

The man who calls himself “The Jackrabbit” scored four defensive touchdowns (three interception returns, one fumble recovery) during a spectacular rookie season where he provided lockdown coverage, picked off four passes, and collected 73 tackles through 15 games. His coverage ability dropped off significantly during the next two years, but he still recorded three interceptions, including two in 2014 that went for pick-sixes, one being a 99-yarder.

Jenkins has bounced back in full force during 2015, becoming top-notch in coverage once again while intercepting three passes, though none have been returned for touchdowns this year. Especially for a player who came into the NFL with significant character concerns, Jenkins has been quite the success over four NFL seasons, and to this point, he’s one of the better selections of the Jeff Fisher/Les Snead era.

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