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10. Kris Jenkins
Kris Jenkins would win the starting Right Defensive Tackle position early in his rookie season (2001), and the former Maryland Terrapin would hold it until he was traded to the New York Jets in 2008.  Jenkins would be a three-time Pro Bowl Selection with Carolina, and in his first two, he was also named a First Team All-Pro and was one of the better run stuffers in the league.  Had injuries not held him to only five games in 2004 and 2005 his ranking would undoubtedly be higher.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round,44th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/21/01.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Jets for a 2008 3rd and 5th Round Pick (which would be Charles Godfrey and Gary Barnidge respectively) 2/29/08.
  • Games Played: 85
  • Notable Statistics:

    79 Games Started
    2 Forced Fumbles
    2 Fumble Recoveries
    20.5 Quarterback Sacks
    215 Combined Tackles
    172 Solo Tackles
    43 Assisted Tackles
    47 Tackles for Loss
    58 Approximate Value

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    AP Defensive Rookie of the Year (2002)
    First Team All-Pro (2002 & 2003)
    Pro Bowl (2002, 2003 & 2006)

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