2. Teven Jenkins, OT
The Bears may have found their long-term starting quarterback in the draft, which we’ll get to in a moment, and later in the draft they potentially also landed a multi-year starter at left tackle.
Teven Jenkins was linked to the Packers in many mock drafts over the offseason, and he would’ve been a good first-round choice. As it turned out, the Bears were able to trade up and get Jenkins early in the second round, a potentially genius move. To Chicago’s credit, it was aggressive in the opening two rounds to go get its QB and OT.
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein believes Jenkins has the potential to play at either tackle or guard, and wrote that he “has the talent to become an early starter and a successful pro”.
Jenkins will make life for the Packers’ pass rush that much harder, and it will come as no surprise if he’s out there starting in the Bears’ season opener in September.
And getting sacks against Jenkins could be hard to come by. According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed only two sacks on 1,129 pass-blocking snaps at Oklahoma State.
No matter whether he’s lined up at tackle or guard, Jenkins could be a problem for the Packers’ defensive line for years to come.