Brandon Jenkins, one of the top defensive ends in the country, has decided to stay at Florida State University for his senior season, per D.C. Reeves. He will not enter the NFL draft. The 6'3" 260 pound Jenkins had another excellent season for the Seminoles and was projected by many draft analysts as a first-round draft pick. Jenkins' sack numbers were down, but he faced frequent double teams and freed up opportunities for others to make plays. The All-American also improved his play against the run by leaps and bounds, thanks to his hard work in the weight program.
Jenkins has never had any off-field incidents at Florida State and should graduate next year. His return is great news for an already dominant Seminole defense that was arguably better than any unit not named Alabama or LSU. Florida State's defense returns 9 of 11 starters and (12 if departing nickel corner Michael Harris is included).
Florida State's defense finished 4th total defense and 4th in yards/play. With this much talent returning, the 'Noles will be expected to compete for the honor of the top defense in the country.
Cornerbacks Greg Reid and Xavier Rhodes have not announced whether they will return to school or enter the NFL draft, but 'Nole fans are anxiously awaiting their decision as well.