NEW YORK (AP) - Running back Felix Jones is heading to Dallas
after being taken by the Cowboys with the 22nd pick in the NFL
Jones made the most of his 133 carries last season while sharing
the Arkansas backfield with Darren McFadden. Jones ran for 1,162
yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 8.7 yards per carry to lead the
nation among running backs with more than 100 attempts.
Jones also was productive as a sophomore in 2006, averaging 7.6
yards per carry while rushing 154 times for 1,168 yards and six
TDs. He started nine games at flanker his last two seasons,
grabbing 31 passes for 283 yards and 3 scores. Jones also was a
kickoff threat, averaging 29.6 yards and scoring two touchdowns on
Jones has excellent acceleration and can get the tough yards, as
he did during the Razorbacks' upset win over LSU last November. He
owns terrific lateral quickness and a great initial burst, but he
needs to add bulk to his 5-foot-10, 207-pound frame.
The Boys have snared defensive back Mike Jenkins of South Florida with the 25th selection in the NFL
draft. The Cowboys landed the pick in a trade with Seattle.
Jenkins started 13 games for South Florida last season despite
being suspended indefinitely during the spring for his role in a
disturbance at an off-campus gathering. He had 41 tackles, 12 pass
breakups, three interceptions and four tackles for loss as a
senior. He also ran back seven kicks for a 30.4-yard average,
including a 100-yard touchdown run against Cincinnati.
Jenkins started 12 games at right corner in 2006, finishing with
27 tackles, 15 pass breakups and one interception.
The 5-foot-10, 197-pound Jenkins has natural man-cover skills
and possesses a good size-speed ratio. He has great speed and can
close fast on receivers. He also makes quick recoveries when caught
out of position.
Jenkins has all the physical tools to become an All-Pro if he
plays with more consistency.
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