“I was going outside to talk to my grandmama. My phone rang and I was thinking there would be a lot of noise and it was all calm. It was like ‘Jarvis, this is Mike Shanahan. We’re going to take you.’ ”
Jenkins will compete with defensive ends Adam Carriker, Kedric Golston, Phillip Daniels and Jeremy Jarmon for playing time, and also could challenge nose tackles Ma’ake Kemoeatu and Anthony Bryant.
Hours earlier, Kerrigan was introduced at the team’s headquarters in Ashburn, and described his selection by the Redskins as a “perfect fit.”
A four-year player at Purdue, Kerrigan, who tallied 33.5 sacks and 14 forced fumbles for the Boilermakers, interviewed with the Redskins both at the NFL Combine in February and again at Redskins Park earlier this month. He came away from those meetings hoping Washington would choose him.
“I just had a good couple of meetings with them and I really like what the coaches are doing with their defensive scheme,” Kerrigan said. “I fit very well in here, especially being opposite Brian Orakpo. I feel like it will be a good combination.”
In other second-round action, quarterbacks came off the board early Friday, just as they had in Thursday night’s opening round. The Cincinnati Bengals selected Texas Christian quarterback Andy Dalton with the third choice of the second round, and the San Francisco 49ers traded up to get Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick with the next selection. That meant that six quarterbacks were chosen in the first 36 picks of the draft. Four were taken in the first 12 choices on Thursday, but no other quarterbacks were selected in the opening round.
The New England Patriots chose Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett in the third round, with the 74th overall pick.
Bowers’s draft plummet ended when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took him with the 19th choice of the second round, 51st overall. Bowers once was regarded as a likely first-round pick, but there were recent reports that teams were wary of the condition of his knee.
The second round began with the New England Patriots taking Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling. Among other players with local ties, Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams (from Stonewell Jackson High in Manassas) was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the sixth pick of the second round. North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who played in high school for Coolidge and Ballou, was chosen by the New York Giants with the second round’s 20th choice. The Baltimore Ravens took Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith with the second round’s 26th pick.
Staff writer Mark Maske contributed to this report.