Packers: 3 bold predictions for the offense in 2020

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Green Bay Packers, Elgton Jenkins
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2. Elgton Jenkins will be an All-Pro and Pro Bowler

The Packers would’ve had high hopes for Elgton Jenkins when they selected him in the second round of last year’s draft, but even they must’ve been surprised to see him adjust to the NFL quite so quickly. Jenkins had an incredible rookie season, far and away the best of the Packers’ 2019 draft class. Unsurprisingly, he was selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.

According to ESPN, Jenkins had a pass block win rate of 95 percent, eighth-best in the NFL among guards last season.

Jenkins is one of the best young guards in football, which is clear after just one season. Marc Sessler of put together a 2020 All-Under-25 Team, with Jenkins a starting guard alongside two-time All-Pro Quenton Nelson.

Not long ago, the Packers had the league’s best guard tandem in T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton. Since they left, guard has been a position the Packers have needed to find a long-term starter at. Jenkins showed in his rookie season that he can be the next great offensive lineman for the Packers.

I predict Jenkins will build on his rookie year in 2020, taking the next step to become one of the best guards in the league. In year two, Jenkins will be an All-Pro and Pro Bowler.