2008: rookie season, mostly a backup 2009: pro bowl, considered an up and coming high end corner 2010: terrible secondary, Jenkins looked to be getting burned constantly. After the season, Jerry Jones claimed that the secondary wows were due to poor safety play and that they actually had good grades on both Newman and Jenkins. Greg Cosell said that he played well this year as well. 2011: injury riddled season, Greg Cosell noted poor play, though Given injuries it seemed like people thought he played well (I remember couchscout said that teams were game planning around Jenkins). At this point everyone blamed Newman and the safeties for the poor secondary play 2012: We moved up in the draft to get Claiborne despite having Jenkins on the roster, then used Jenkins as our fourth corner. Notably before this happened people like broaddus and couchscout were debating who would be left corner, indicating they thought jenkins and carr were fairly comparable. At the time most people thought that grabbing Claiborne was a BPA decision and that it didn't necessarily mean we wouldn't have considered resigned Jenkins if the draft didn't turn out that way. Jenkins being relegated to 4th corner was thought to be a matter of having two very high end corners on the outside and Jenkins not being well suited to the slot. Again, not a statement about his skill. Now he signs a one year deal at about 1.5 million with the raiders. You could say its a "prove it" deal, but drc and aqib talib and Michael Bennett got 1 year 5 million dollar deals. Plus this quote from Jenkins about his role with the raiders: "They never promised me I'd come in and play, they only promised me a chance to go out there and compete to get a position that I deserve and I think that should be for everybody." So the question I have is, how good was Jenkins, and how good is he now? Was he just alway overrated, or has he gotten worse, and if so, why?