Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jordan Jenkins has made a big impact as a freshman for the Bulldogs' defense. While playing in all six games this season, Jenkins has recorded 15 total tackles, five for a loss, three sacks, eight quarterback hurries a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
When Jenkins arrived this season, there was little expectation for him to play considering that the Bulldogs were returning much of their defense that ranked fifth in the nation a year ago, but Jarvis Jones had to deal with a groin injury that led to Jenkins' start against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has high hopes for Jenkins going forward, according to Daniel Kramer of The Augusta Chronicle:
"I think he's going to be an All-American in the next two or three years," defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said after the win over FAU. "He can give us much needed depth as we move forward through the season. That's why we recruited him."
Right now, Jones' status for Saturday's game is unknown, so Jenkins knows that his number may be called against the Kentucky Wildcats. If that happens, Jenkins thinks he'll be able to step right in and give the Bulldogs what they need at linebacker:
"I've got a grasp on all three linebacker positions and know the hand signals. I feel like I have a lot more knowledge (about) our defense and some of the things that we run now at this point in the season," Jenkins said.