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PFF names Malcolm Jenkins as the NFL's best safety in 2015

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Pro Football Focus recently released their 2015 PFF All-Pro Team, which you can view here. Only one Philadelphia Eagles player made the cut this year: safety Malcolm Jenkins. (Fletcher Cox was named as an alternate.)

"[Eric] Berry is the true feel-good story, and in any other year would rightfully have earned first team honors. But this isn’t just any other year—this is the year where Jenkins took his game to a whole new level, with an ability to influence the game in the box like few safeties can."

Jenkins finished the season with the highest PFF grade of any safety. Minnesota's Harrison Smith, Miami's Reshad Jones, Kansas City's Eric Berry, and Seattle's Earl Thomas rounded out the top five, in order.

The 28-year-old Jenkins finished the 2015 season with 89 tackles, two interceptions, one defensive touchdown, 10 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Jenkins' value goes beyond his stats. His versatility makes him incredibly useful. Nearly 30% of Jenkins' snaps came while playing as the team's nickel cornerback. According to PFF, Jenkins finished second in yards per coverage snap in the slot, giving up just 0.78 yards per rep. As if that wasn't impressive enough, Jenkins also finished fourth in the team in special teams tackles with five. He does it all.

Despite the love Jenkins earned from PFF, the veteran safety got snubbed from the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl. Jenkins wasn't just snubbed lightly, though. He was named a seventh team alternate. In fairness, Jenkins could have earned more respect if he hadn't dropped some interceptions at key times this season.

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