He was the 104th overall pick in the 2013 draft. In 2014, Jelani elevated to starting linebacker, and became the leading tackler with 110 tackles.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
During his sophomore campaign, Jelani developed into the one of the defensive leaders for the Gators. He was second on the team in tackles with 73, and tacked on 1 interception. He followed it up with a productive junior year, as the starting weak side linebacker and tallied 75 tackles, 6 pass breakups, 2 sacks, as well as a 75 yard interception return for a touchdown.