How Teven Jenkins Can Be a Great Lineman

How Teven Jenkins Can Be a Great Lineman

2021

How Teven Jenkins Can Be a Great Lineman

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Coming out of Oklahoma State, Teven Jenkins has proven to be one of the best offensive tackles in this draft, standing at 6’6” and weighing 317 pounds. The OT has a lot of height and strength to him, and there is no doubt that Jenkins could become outstanding around a good QB and a solid offense. Jenkins plays with excellent upper-body power and hand strength, and he combines it with the desired level of body control and athleticism to create a consistent playing style. Without a doubt the OT is ready for the big stages. 

Jenkins often struggles to mirror defenders, due to average footwork. He doesn’t have much film against strong edge rushers due to playing in the Big 12. He is a redshirt senior who is 23, making him one of the older prospects in the draft. Through college Jenkins allowed zero sacks and four total pressures out of 211 pass-protecting snaps. His stats prove that if played on the right scheme and with a great offense he will thrive. Jenkins opted out of the 2020 season to focus on the NFL and to get him up the draft boards. The Oklahoma State tackle is a fairly well-rounded prospect. 

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Jenkins could be a great tackle in the NFL, but going up against players like Aaron Donald, Myles Garrett, J.J Watt, or even Shaquil Barrett could give him trouble as they all are great defensive line players. Many teams such as the Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, the Tennessee Titans, and the Indianapolis Colts all have interest in the tackle. Without a doubt Teven Jenkins will suit up, and he won’t disappoint as he was the 2018 & 2019 Honorable Mention for the all-conference Big-12 team.

If he could carry his playing style into the NFL he will stand out. Jenkins reminds me of Richie Incognito; incredible strength as well as great pass & run blocking. Prior to last season, Jenkins finally tapped into that nasty side that elevated the big, athletic lineman to first-round material. Coaches told him he needed to be more aggressive than in the past. 

“I took that personally,” Jenkins said. “Coming into the year, it paid off for myself, because of what I’ve done on the field and put on film. It’s a big part of who I am and a big part of what I am on the field because I do believe I’m the best finisher in this draft and that sets me apart from any other O-linemen.” 

Wherever the tackle lands in the upcoming draft won’t be a problem for him, as he’s shown that he can perform at the NFL level and teams have already noticed his potential.

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