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2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Defensive Tackles

2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Defensive Tackles

DT: Kris Jenkins | Michigan

Defensive Tackle
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 299
  • School: Michigan
  • Class: R-Junior
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One of the toughest and strongest defenders in the position group. Packs a punch against opposing linemen and pairs it with some good leverage too. Powers through good blocks and plays through the whistle with a relentless motor. Shorter arms are a general concern, as is a lack of explosiveness. Plays the power game more than he plays with quickness. Lacks the burst in his first step, which puts him behind the play and susceptible to double-teams. Needs to add to his pass-rush arsenal.

OVERVIEW: There are plenty of things that teams will like about Jenkins. NFL-ready strength is a plus, his 32 starts and 44 games of experience are enticing and his production with the Wolverines will certainly gain some attention too. He finished his career as a two-time All-Big Ten selection and started every game during the 2023 national title run for Michigan, finishing with 37 tackles, 4.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks. He'll need to grow on the fundamental side of his game, but has the tools and experience to make the necessary adjustments.

COMPARISON: Milton Williams