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Charlie Campbell, Senior Draft Analyst
Teven Jenkins as Consensus Second-rounderUpdated March 25, 2021
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.
The 2021 NFL Draft looks strong at the offensive tackle position, with a number of tacles projected to the first-round. One prospect commonly forecase for Round 1 is Oklahoma State right tackle Teven Jenkins (6-5, 320), who has good athleticism to go with size and strength. WalterFootball.com spoke with sources from seven teams to learn where they had Jenkins at the moment, and none of them had a first-round grade on him. Five of those teams had Jenkins graded in Round 2, while the other two teams had him in Round 3. Even though Jenkins is not a consensus first-rounder, multiple team sources believe he has a shot at going late in Round 1.
“We have him in the [second round],” said a NFC director of college scouting. “There is some guard projection in there as well. I think the athletic ability and traits will push him up boards for teams that need an offensive tackle. Isaiah Wilson went in the [first round] last year. Late in the [first round], some teams take guys that have second-round grades.”
Multiple team sources said Jenkins could be best served in the NFL by moving inside to guard. A number thought he would be fine as a right tackle, but none of the team sources said they thought Jenkins could play left tackle in the NFL.
“I think he goes early [in Round 2],” said a national scout. “He’s an odd dude and might quit on you, but has all the tangibles.”
Jenkins has the size, the strength and the athleticism to have a shot at ending up as a first-round pick despite a consensus second-day grade around the NFL.