At the tail-end of their last season with the Gators, both tight end Jordan Reed and linebacker Jelani Jenkins suffered at the helm of injuries. However, their setbacks didn't sideline the two for this year's Pro Scout Day at UF. Both discussed their performances Tuesday as well as their decisions to hang up their orange and blue jerseys in exchange for a shot at the next level.
Jordan Reed said he had injuries lingering from the season (including a bone bruise from the Sugar Bowl) and has been more focused on rehabilitation than he has been on training the past few months. However, the tight end said he should be back to full health some time next month. Reed was vague with exactly what teams have been reaching out to him, though he revealed teams have been expressing they'd like him to work on his blocking and strength.
Reed was a huge pass catching threat for the Gators.Jelani Jenkins has been recovering from a broken right-foot bone stemming from the Florida State matchup and said he's been training and receiving treatment since the close of the Sugar Bowl. The linebacker sat out from the bench press portion of Pro Day, opting for his 2013 NFL Scouting Combine score (27 reps of 225 lbs.). Because Jenkins shuffled in and out of Florida's lineup during the '12 season due to multiple injuries, he said teams have been looking at tape from his junior year when he was much healthier. Jenkins insists he's healthy now and named the Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins among the teams who have scheduled him thus far.