The Jacksonville Jaguars will likely use the first overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft on Clemson quarterback. However, it’s less certain what position they will address with their second first-round selection, the second one they got from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in 2019. One recent mock draft foresees them taking an offensive tackle with that pick.
Joe Marino of The Draft Network projects in his most latest mock the Jaguars will take Oklahoma offensive tackle Tevon Jenkins the 25th overall selection. His strength and penchant for finishing plays stand out in tape. Although he needs to work on his footwork and polish certain parts of his game, he’s shown the aptitude to take on top pass rushers.
The Kansas native was named First-Team All-Big 12 in 2020 and started preparing for the draft last November. He should be one of many offensive tackles available when the ‘Jags’ are on the clock with the 25th overall pick.
It makes sense for the Jacksonville Jaguars to take Teven Jenkins.
Although wide receiver Kadarius Toney is climbing up draft boards and is a favorite to land with the Jaguars at number 25, the team may be better off taking an offensive tackle. Although Jacksonville should get the best player available, left tackle Cam Robinson is set to hit the open market and they might need to replace him.
This is not the only draft in which the ‘Jags’ draft an offensive tackle with their second first-round pick. Other mocks see them take Samuel Cosmi or Alijah Vera-Tucker. On the other hand, they could target Toney or another player and still take a left tackle with the first selection in the second round, the 33rd overall.
The Jaguars can take different paths to rebuild their roster this offseason. Their abundance of draft picks will give them the flexibility to address most of their roster needs in the draft, and if they want to take a left tackle, Teven Jenkins could be a solid choice with the 25th overall pick.