Latest on Los Angeles Chargers safety Rayshawn Jenkins including biography, career, awards and more on ESPN The 6″3′-inch, 215-pound Baker played his college ball at Arkansas and averaged 43-yards per punt over his 27 games with the Razorbacks. video Safety Rayshawn Jenkins returns to the University of Miami where he played college ball and he reflects on how college shaped him as a player and as a person. The safety position has been in a state of flux since the departure of Eric Weddle last season. The rookies have been making their rounds in the media and now have official jersey numbers. Not a stranger to making a team as a walk-on, he made the team in Arkansas the same way. #RoadTrips#GodsOpeningDoors#Thankful✈️. [12], He made his professional regular season debut in the Los Angeles Chargers' 24–21 loss at the Denver Broncos. The Los Angeles Chargers emerged from last week’s NFL Draft with one of the top-rated draft classes in the league. With Desmond King from Iowa, I actually knew of him because he won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2015. In his junior and senior seasons he dropped 45 punts inside the 20-yard line with only five total touchbacks. In Week 3 of the 2020 season against the Carolina Panthers, Jenkins recorded his first career full sack on Teddy Bridgewater during the 21–16 loss. His 44.4 average in his senior season was good for fourth in the SEC and 13th in the country. Denzel said he was a dog, so it was nice to get that addition there and add more depth. [7], The Los Angeles Chargers selected Jenkins in the fourth round (113rd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. General manager Tom Telesco addressed the defensive backfield in the fourth and fifth rounds, selecting Rayshawn Jenkins of the University of Miami and Desmond King of the University of Iowa, respectively. The safety left San Diego after his physical and workout Tuesday and now is weighing his options between Pittsburgh, Buffalo and LA per his most recent tweet Tuesday afternoon: Headed back to CLT, Chargers and Bills definitely made it a tough decision for me! To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Verrett on drafting defensive backs Jenkins and King: ‘It was great for us to get them’, Video Comments are powered by Contus Support. He’s been documenting his travels on his Twitter page, @TreBos10: Pittsburgh went great love the staff! Though No. He played college football at Miami. [14] He finished the season leading the team in defensive snaps, recording 54 tackles, four passes defensed, and a team-leading three interceptions through 16 starts. 31.3k Followers, 317 Following, 150 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Rayshawn Jenkins (@jenkz_26) Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. If we can get some ball hawks in the slot and nickel positions along with Casey (Hayward) and me on the outside, we could be dominant.”. [3] After the fight, coach Hue Jackson abruptly ended practice and addressed the South team players, stating that Jenkins and Williams had both possibly hurt their draft stock and made a poor impression. In Week 2 against the Detroit Lions, Jenkins recorded his first career interception off Matthew Stafford in the 13-10 loss. [5] On March 29, 2017, Jenkins attended Miami's pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only performed the short shuttle, three-cone drill, and positional drills. Rayshawn Jenkins (born January 25, 1994) is an American football safety for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). During the draft process, Jenkins attended private meetings and workouts with the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 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On September 24, 2017, he recorded his first career tackle on Akeem Hunt after a kick return in the second quarter of a 24–10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. #ThatsMyGuy ⚡️#DoubleCupnVitals After going wide receiver in the first round (Mike Williams), then offensive line in the second and third rounds (Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney, respectively), the Bolts switched their focus from the offensive side of the ball to the defensive unit of the club. Boston has been making the rounds as he looks for a new team. Business is certainly booming around Chargers Park these days. Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett knows a thing or two about quality defensive-back play. Baker was a tryout participant during rookie mini camp and impressed enough to be signed. “When we drafted Rayshawn Jenkins from Miami, I texted Denzel (Perryman) quick and asked what he thought about him. Heading into training camp the popular opinion is he will be groomed for that position. First look at Chargers roster. I thought that was a great pick as a guy who can come in and help us out in that nickel position.”, The fourth-year defensive back seemed to be looking forward to talking with both of his rookie peers, adding “I want to be able to pick their brains to see their strengths and weaknesses, and what they can do out on the field to help us. He was drafted by the Chargers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. “It was great for us to get them,” Verrett told Hayley Elwood of the team’s official website. Some may say that his knowledge of solid secondary play is only trumped by that of his familiarity of being injured and knowing his way around the trainer’s room. Next Trip to the Chargers and then to Buffalo after that! The Chargers weren’t finished there. What jumps out right away are his instincts, speed to the ball, ability to tackle in the open field and his ferocity when tackling as he’s not one to shy away from contact. WR Mike Williams #7  This is a temporary number he’ll wear through camp. (Williams wore #7 at Clemson). [9], On May 17, 2017, the Los Angeles Chargers signed Jenkins to a four-year, $3.06 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $662,209. Undrafted free agent punter Toby Baker was also signed on Wednesday. Baker won his spot and a scholarship after the 2015 season through a tryout. Below is a highlight reel from Jenkins’ senior season with the Hurricanes. He finished ninth in the broad jump and 22nd among all defensive backs in the 40-yard dash. [6] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, he was projected to be a third to fifth round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. Rayshawn Jenkins (born January 25, 1994) is an American football safety for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). With Desmond King from Iowa, I actually knew of … Arriving in San Diego on Monday, Boston ran into a former Chargers standout cornerback and Pro Bowler Antonio Cromartie. I must say, the Chargers’ secondary is shaping up to be something special heading into this year, but it all boils down to staying healthy. Per the Razorbacks’ team website, Baker had 27 punts of 50 yards with a career-best of 60 yards. Jenkins was one of 60 defensive backs that attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He’ll have to choose an official wide receiver number (10-19 or 80-89) as his NFL number before the regular season begins. Both players have impressive traits in defending both the passing and running games, but they are sure to be tested once stepping foot onto an NFL (Soccer) field. Standing 6″1′-inches tall and weighing in at 205 lbs., Boston is the blend of experience and youth (he’s 24-years old) Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco craves. He’s a playmaker on the rise who would be a great addition to Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradleys’ defense. Stay tuned…. Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. He played college football at Miami. Latest on Los Angeles Chargers safety Rayshawn Jenkins including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Baker will also be meeting a familiar face in camp as he follows in the footsteps of former teammate Hunter Henry. The Los Angeles Chargers worked him out in hopes of adding a veteran safety. I’ll go home and weigh the pros and cons with the Wife., Where will Boston be shipping off to? [10], Throughout training camp, he competed against Dwight Lowery, Tre Boston, Darrell Stuckey, Dexter McCoil, and Adrian Phillips for snaps at safety. On October 15, 2017, Jenkins recorded a season-high two solo tackles in a 21–0 victory over the Denver Broncos. On December 5, 2016, it was announced that Jenkins had accepted his invitation to the 2017 Senior Bowl. [1] He was drafted by the Chargers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. At the NFL Combine he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds and vertical jumped 37 inches. He finished his rookie season with 13 combined tackles (ten solo) and a pass deflection in 15 games and zero starts.[13]. Denzel said he was a dog, so it was nice to get that addition there and add more depth. On Wednesday, the Chargers announced the signing of a four-year deal for fourth-round draft pick Rayshawn Jenkins. Coming into Chargers camp, Jenkins will have a willing mentor in former teammate and Chargers starting linebacker Denzel Perryman. Jenkins is listed at six-foot-one, 214-pounds. 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