It’s only been one season, but the early signs suggest the Packers found a star in the second round of last year’s draft. Elgton Jenkins has the potential to be a starter along the offensive line for a decade. The Packers couldn’t have asked for a better rookie season from their second-round pick, who stepped into the starting lineup in Week 3 and ended up making the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
How impressive, you ask? Well, Jenkins played on 694 pass-blocking snaps last season and didn’t give up any sacks, according to Pro Football Focus.
Jenkins dominated in matchups against many talented defensive linemen and looked like an experienced guard, not a rookie.
It’s exciting to think how good a player Jenkins can become over the next few years. If he makes a second-year jump in 2020, Jenkins will make the step to become one of the best guards in the NFL.
Lane Taylor and Billy Turner will likely compete for the right guard job at training camp, but Jenkins’ dominant performances in 2019 have secured the starting left guard spot.
Jenkins is one of the best young guards in the league and was a great choice in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He could be an All-Pro this season.