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Bengals Receiver A.J. Green Names Janoris Jenkins One Of The Toughest Corners To Face

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NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A year ago the New York Giants were skewered for the five-year, $62.5 million contract they gave to cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

Those who said that obviously didn’t talk to Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver A.J. Green. Green, who is easily one of the four best receivers in the NFL, would have told them that Jenkins — or rather, Jackrabbit — is very good at what he does.

Writing for The Players’ Tribune, Green named the five toughest corners he has faced in the NFL, and Jackrabbit was right in the middle oWriting for The Players’ Tribune, Green named the five toughest corners he has faced in the NFLf that list. While Pro Football Focus might have said that the contract to which the Giants signed Jackrabbit was one of the ten worst moves of the previous offseason, now one of the very best in the game names him in the company of such players as Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman.

While Pro Football Focus might have said that the contract to which the Giants signed Jackrabbit was one of the ten worst moves of the previous offseason, now one of the very best in the game names him in the company of such players as Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman.

About Jackrabbit, Green said:

“Janoris has a technique that’s completely different from Pat [Peterson] and Joe [Joe Haden], because he uses a soft backpedal off the line. Pat and Joe want to dictate your route. Janoris is the opposite. He lets you do your thing and then he reads your hips and the quarterback’s eyes to decide when to jump on the route. His instincts are the best in the NFL, and he’s extremely quick. Extremely quick.”

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“The other thing with him is that he might change the game with a corner blitz or a strip or a blocked field goal. He’s one of the most dynamic players in the game right now.”

As it so happened, Jackrabbit proved to be an excellent fit with the Giants’ defense, and helped transform what was a woeful unit into one of the very best in the league.