Packers get offensive line help in new Daniel Jeremiah mock draft

According to the latest draft by NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah, the Green Bay Packers get help on the offensive line late in the first round.

Jeremiah’s mock draft put Oklahoma State attacking Teven Jenkins in 29th place among Packers.

The selection of Jenkins would give the Packers valuable depth in offensive tackles and a potential long-term starter in real tackles against David Bakhtiari. Jeremiah believes that Jenkins can play both tackle and guard, which gives another player valuable versatility for the Packers’ offensive line.

In 2020, Matt LaFleur’s offensive mainly featured Rick Wagner and Billy Turner in the right duel. Turner can play multiple positions and may have to play the left tackle to start 2021, while Wagner – despite a strong 2020 season – could be a cap victim this off-season. The Packers may also lose Corey Linsley’s all-pro center in the free agency, which likely requires either the security guard Elgton Jenkins or Lucas Patrick to go inside.

Here is Jenkins blurb from Jeremiah’s large slab:

Jenkins is a big, powerful legal device. He is out of his position in the passing game very quickly and can cover the ground in a hurry. He has no problem covering up Speed ​​Rushers. However, he has some problems when he has to redirect inward quickly, which creates some pressure. He has strong, violent hands but sometimes gets too aggressive, which affects his balance. However, it absorbs Power Rushers fairly easily. It’s fun to see him in the game. He can pull linemen over his nose. He collects a lot of crackdowns. He has the quickness to cut off the back and he climbs to the second level very efficiently. Overall, Jenkins has some balance issues to fix, but I love its size, speed, and meanness. I see him as a high quality NFL starter in a real duel.

Jenkins is the 26th overall player on the big board at Pro Football Focus. According to the website, he only allowed four total pressures last season while tackling properly.

Protecting Aaron Rodgers should continue to be a long-term priority for packers. The 37-year-old quarterback took just 20 sacks in 16 regular season games during his 2020 MVP season.

The Packers haven’t designed a real offensive tackle since Jason Spriggs in the second round of 2016. The need for this position would decrease when Wagner is back in 2021, but he’s only under contract for one more season and has had injury issues in the past.

Jeremiah’s first off-season mock draft had the Packers take the Louisville recipient Tutu Atwell.

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