The Eagles just traded Asante Samuel to the Falcons for a seventh round pick. Samuel is a four time Pro-Bowler, has great ball skills and will likely start for the Falcons this season. On the other hand, he's 31, gets burned too often to be considered a great corner and has been one of the most overrated players in the league for a while; while most NFL fans would take him over Jenkins, I'm not sure the same is true of NFL front offices. After the jump, I'll explain why this comparison doesn't really matter.
The CBs capable of coming in right away and starting, and performing at a high level, have already been drafted. Don't get me wrong. This is a very deep cornerback class. There are a lot of potentially great corners left in the draft. There are even guys who will be able to contribute immediately. I think that Jamell Fleming, in particular, will be a stud. But if a rookie cornerback could come in and start for a team right away, he would have been picked in the first round. If there are any immediate starters left, we're talking about players with character concerns in Janoris Jenkins or Alfonzo Dennard.
If there's a team who needs a starting CB, they just might consider giving up a 2nd for Jenkins. If there's a CB run early in the round, there's an even better chance. Furthermore, NFL.com's DraftTracker lists CB as a need for almost every team in the league.
Let's hope we can get something for Jenkins. It'd be nice to turn him into a Center or slot receiver (via trade, not by changing his position).
What will the Cowboys get for Mike Jenkins?
Nothing. They will keep/cut him (118 votes)
2nd Round pick (51 votes)
3rd Round pick (104 votes)
4th Round pick (99 votes)
Another NFL veteran (maybe a C) (23 votes)
5th-7th Round pick (52 votes)
447 total votes