Scouting Report: Adonis Jennings, WR, Temple

Adonis Jennings, WR, Temple

Sicklerville, NJ | 6024 | 200 | 4.50E | 2018

 

His size/speed combination is going to be desirable and he has come up clutch in big spots, placing him on the NFL radar as an undrafted free agent prospect. A fluid runner who starred as a track runner in high school, he flashes good ball skills, is able to make the difficult catch and does a good job of adapting to the ball while it’s in the air. He does well creating separation off the line of scrimmage and breaking free for the deep ball; if you don’t get physical and jam him up, he’ll make you pay. He has really stepped up his game in the red zone and continues to improve—in fact he has come a long way since his arrival in Philadelphia and may have improved more than any player on the team in the past three years. He lasted just one semester at Pittsburgh before being treated with anxiety disorder for being so far away from home—he then decided to transfer to Temple. His brother Deion Jennings has been offered a scholarship to play football at Rutgers. It might be an uphill climb for him to make a 53-man roster, considering he doesn’t play special teams and he’ll be competing for WR5 spot.

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2016:  Started and tied then career-high in receptions vs. Stony Brook (4) …  had his first touchdown of the season vs. Charlotte on a career-long reception of 51 yards … had a 40-yard TD reception vs. Cincinnati (10/29) … had then career-high in receptions (6) and his first career 100-yard game and also returned one kickoff for 43 yards against ECU … had career-highs in receptions (7), yards (154) and TDs (2) in Military Bowl vs. Wake Forest.

2015: Debuted for the Owls against Penn State with two catches for 16 yards … started at Cincinnati … scored first career touchdown at UMass … blocked punt against UCF.

Pittsburgh: Played wide receiver under head coach Paul Chryst at the University of Pittsburgh … Greg Lewis, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, was his position coach … had 55 yards on six catches as a freshman.

High School: 
Three-year letterwinner as wide receiver for head coach Rob Hinson at Timber Creek … was a part of two 10-2 teams (2013 and 2013) … won a state championship in 2012 with current Temple teammates Kareem Ali and Greg Webb … as a senior, had 1,434 yards and 15 touchdowns on 83 catches … was named all-conference as a junior and senior … also named first-team all-state as a senior … participated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game … also was a three-year letterwinner in track & field … placed fifth in the 100m at Meet of Champions in 2014 … also won first place in the 4×100 in 2013 and 2014 with Kareem Ali.

Personal: Born Adonis Martel Jennings in Stratford, N.J. … parents are LoCrata and Orea Jennings … has two brothers, Lamere Pollitt (22) and Deion Jennings (14) … has volunteered with Big Brothers & Big Sisters … criminal justice major.