Teven Jenkins 2021 NFL Draft Overview
Position: Offensive Tackle
Weight: 325 pounds
School: Oklahoma State
Teven Jenkins 2021 NFL Draft Profile
Teven Jenkins is the most intriguing offensive tackle prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. Jenkins is projected to go anywhere from late first round to the early third. He is one of the only offensive tackle prospects — varying from three rounds depending on who you speak with. That being said, there is one consistent word in every single scouting report — NASTY!
No doubt, being nasty in most professions won’t get you very far. However, in the game of football “nasty” can be a coaches dream. Especially, when he’s a guy lining up along the offensive line. Jenkins was born in Topeka, Kansas about one hour west of Kansas City. During recruiting, Jenkins was listed a three star recruit. Eventually, Oklahoma State is where he’d end up. And he’s made a long lasting impact.
Running back Chubba Hubbard followed the big man to run for tons of yards on the ground. Jenkins started since a sophomore and usually played either right tackle or guard. He can play both.
Pro Day Improved His Stock
His size is massive standing above many at 6-foot-6, Jenkins can move quickly too. Not to mention, his stock improved since a stellar Pro Day.
In 2018, he helped the Cowboys rush in their high octane offense with 30 rushing touchdowns at a 4.8 yards per carry and 190 rushing yards per game. He’s a racehorse right out of the gate — firing off to hit anything impeding his way. Also, he can move to the second level of the defense with the same intensity.
The numbers were off the charts on Pro Day with a 4.90 40-yard dash, and 36 reps at 225 pounds. Jenkins has no ceiling. According to Pro Football Focus, Jenkins has not given up a sack in over two years. Once again his nastiness is consistent from snap to the whistle. Hands are quick moving and the side to side movements are smooth. Very athletic with powerful upper body strength. Latches on to defenders by driving them back with a steamroll mentality. His aggressiveness is his strength and weakness. At times, quick defenders can move inside on him. Also, Jenkins could use improvement when alone on an island in protecting the quarterback.
- Athleticism rare for an offensive lineman
- Dominant fire off the ball with reckless intensity
- Outstanding upper body strength
- Quickness out of the blocks
- Inconsistency on pass technique
- Over aggressiveness can be a detriment
- Short arms for an offensive tackle
- Needs improvement on pass protection
NFL Comparison: Rodger Saffold
Teams With Need At Position: Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys
Projected Round: 2-3
Bottom Line on Teven Jenkins
Once again, Jenkins is an outlier in this draft. He’s high reward with some risk of being able to start in the NFL immediately. Jenkins is most likely to go sometime in the second round. He really came on the last two seasons at Oklahoma State. Still, he has plenty of experience and durability. The nastiness of his game comes out as he tries to demoralize his opponent. This may work in college but won’t be common in the NFL. Has all the potential to play on Sundays. If the right team drafts him the future is bright.
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