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CB Janoris Jenkins, father of 4, tries to explain his marijuana issues

It will be interesting to watch the stock of cornerback Janoris Jenkins following the Combine. Jenkins had been pegged as the Lions’ first-round draft pick (23rd overall) in many mock drafts.

Jenkins spent his senior season at North Alabama after getting dismissed from the Florida Gators for continuing drug issues.

Baggage? He’s got a trunkful. Plus he’s got four kids.

This is how described his issues: “Jenkins was arrested three times: Once for a bar fight and two for marijuana possession. He failed one drug test at Florida. He says he won’t ever smoke again because he has his mother and four children to think about: Janoris Jenkins Jr, Legend, Janorian and Paris. Jenkins says he’s sure all his off-the-field problems will hurt his draft stock, but he’s trying to move forward.’’

His children are ages 3 to 3 months. He is 23.

He made a splash at the Senior Bowl. There is no doubt about his talent. But he had to convince teams he had straightened up his life. Will he succeed?

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