Packers.com consulted more than a dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the bottom third of the first round (picks 20-32).
Between now and draft day, when the Packers are slated to select at No. 29 overall, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches in a new series entitled "Draft Digest."
Today's player is …
Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
Height/Weight: 6-6, 317
Key stats: Started 35 career games over four seasons, with 26 starts coming at right tackle, seven at left tackle, and two at right guard as a redshirt freshman.
College honors: Named first-team All-Big 12 in 2020 after earning honorable mention in two consecutive years prior.
Background: The Topeka, Kan., native spurned offers from both in-state Big 12 schools to head further south, where he spent five years at Oklahoma State, beginning with a redshirt season. From there, Jenkins started games wherever he was asked to across the offensive line, and his experience at both tackle spots serves as a plus for his draft stock. Jenkins opted out in 2020 after seven games, in part due to injury concerns, having established himself as a top prospect in a deep class of offensive tackles. Touted for his footwork and nasty attitude, he did not allow a sack in either 2019 or 2020, according to Pro Football Focus, and he made headlines with his strength at Oklahoma State's pro day, putting up 36 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds. At the 2020 combine, that total would have ranked third among all players. He also set a personal best in the 40, clocking a 4.96 at pro day. Jenkins is in line to become the first Oklahoma State offensive lineman to be drafted since Russell Okung in 2010 (Packers veteran Lane Taylor went undrafted in 2013).
Potential fit with Packers: Last year, Green Bay drafted three offensive linemen, but all were interior players. This year, with some uncertainty surrounding who might start the year at left tackle (if David Bakhtiari is not fully recovered from his ACL injury for the beginning of the season) or who might play right tackle (if Billy Turner temporarily takes Bakhtiari's place or moves back to guard), there's a greater focus on the tackle spot. The Packers could use a swing tackle to back up both positions, too, and that's where Jenkins' college experience could come in handy. The Packers have benefited greatly from offensive linemen who can play multiple spots, and they've often drafted linemen with that same track record.