It’s rare for any rookie to make the impact Elgton Jenkins did, regardless of position. Jenkins looked like a 10-year veteran in his first season in Green Bay and he deservedly was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
According to Pro Football Focus, Jenkins didn’t allow a sack on 571 pass-blocking snaps. That’s simply incredible for a first-year player who became a starter following an injury to Lane Taylor. Jenkins stepped in for an injured Taylor early in the season and would go onto start 14 games in his rookie season.
If Jenkins needed to take on two pass rushers, no problem. In his first season, he proved to be one of the best pass-blocking interior linemen in the entire league. And if that’s how good he was in year one, imagine where he’ll be a couple of years from now.
Playing alongside All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari and Corey Linsley, the left side of Green Bay’s offensive line is as good as any in football. The Packers needed help at guard, and Jenkins stepped right in and made a huge impact.
If Jenkins can build on last season’s impressive performances, he’ll not only be a multiple-time Pro Bowl, but also a regular All-Pro very soon.