Dolphins draft UF's Jelani Jenkins

Jelani Jenkins catches a pass during Florida's Pro Day on March 12 in Gainesville.

Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.

Florida outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins is going to be staying in the state to play his pro football.

Jenkins, a junior who battled injury issues this past season, was drafted in the fourth round by the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, the third of the three-day NFL Draft. He was the seventh pick in the round and the overall 104th selection.

Jenkins is the fifth Gator drafted so far, joining Sharrif Floyd (Vikings), Matt Elam (Ravens), Jon Bostic (Bears) and Jordan Reed (Redskins).

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