BY Doug Farrar 09:04AM 02/28/2011

Seahawks like what they see in Jenkins

Will he be a fit in Seattle? An exclusive SPNW video interview

Clemson's Jarvis Jenkins is receiving interest from the Seahawks / Joe Robbins, Getty Images

Clemson defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins impressed enough people at the Senior Bowl to have great momentum going into the scouting combine. Specifically, the Seattle Seahawks liked what they saw enough in Mobile to place interest in the 6-foot-4, 310-pound run-plugger. In this interview from the scouting combine, Jenkins talks about his toughest opponents, how his versatility is a plus, how to disrupt against the pass, and what the pre-draft process has been like.

The Seahawks obviously struggled against the run after Red Bryant was lost for the season in Week 8 against the Oakland Raiders, and given Pete Carroll’s end-of-season comments about shoring up both lines, it’s easy to imagine how closely they’re tracking the progress of players like Jenkins, who can provide mid-round draft value with their abilities to do specific things very well.

“They talked to me a good bit at the Senior Bowl; I haven’t talked to them here,” Jenkins said. “But I’m sure I’ll be meeting with them.”

When asked if he could be that Bryant-style enforcer against the run, Jenkins had no hesitation. “Oh, definitely. I could definitely do that.”

Check out Jenkins from the media room at Lucas Oil Stadium in this Sportspress Northwest exclusive.


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  • Brett Burton

    Woah, you’re getting way ahead of yourself.  Sark has never indicated that USC is his dream job.  The scholarship limitations are going to kill that program for the next 5-8 years, and by the time USC would come calling Sark should have UW rolling with a new stadium and football operations building.  He would be foolish to leave for that job, and I highly doubt he will.