According to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, the Indianapolis Colts are among the pro teams that have met virtually (or will meet) with Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins prior to the 2021 NFL Draft:
Oklahoma State OT Teven Jenkins is a bonafide first round pick. An incredible player that's easy to love on tape.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) March 3, 2021
He'll meet/has met virtually w/ #Cardinals, #Chiefs, #Broncos, #Ravens, #Colts, #Patriots, #Buccaneers, #Jets, #Bills, #Jaguars, #Titans, #Packers, #Saints & #49ers.
The 6’6”, 320 pound redshirt senior offensive lineman earned First-Team All-Big 12 honors in 2020—playing predominantly at right tackle.
Here’s NFL Network Daniel Jeremiah’s scouting report on Jenkins, who he currently ranks as his 30th best draft prospect overall:
30. Teven Jenkins
Oklahoma State · OT · Senior (RS)
Jenkins is a big, powerful right tackle. He is very quick out of his stance in the passing game and he can cover ground in a hurry. He has no issues kicking out to cover up speed rushers. However, he does have some issues when he has to quickly redirect inside, which leads to some pressures allowed. He has strong, violent hands but he will get too aggressive at times, which affects his balance. He absorbs power rushers pretty easily, though. He’s fun to watch in the run game. He can torque and dump linemen over his nose. He collects a lot of knockdowns. He has the quickness to cut off on the back side and he’s very efficient climbing to the second level. Overall, Jenkins has some balance issues to correct, but I love his size, quickness and nastiness. I view him as a quality NFL starter at right tackle.
Here’s what else they’re saying on Jenkins:
I've been enjoying studying Teven Jenkins' tape.— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) January 22, 2021
Backside cut-off to the 2nd level
Torque & finish pic.twitter.com/aqMKHPvz0C
Jenkins sticking Ossai in the chest & using his body to lay out the looper to handle the T-E himself. C'mon now. pic.twitter.com/OTwBlVPSsE— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) February 25, 2021
Grip strength & power. Second rep pic.twitter.com/pOu4e5Pw8h— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) February 25, 2021
I still have a bunch of guys to watch, but I've seen a good chunk of the bigger names and feel it's pretty obvious just how much power Jenkins is able to generate if you study him closely. It's pretty special.— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) February 25, 2021
Not many rushers put Teven Jenkins on his butt like this pic.twitter.com/4KvhgVmjNS— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) February 5, 2021
Don’t play with Tevan Jenkins name. pic.twitter.com/BqSCCFjEvV— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) December 11, 2020
Teven Jenkins is a junkyard dog, really physical in the run game.— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) March 3, 2021
He was also dominant in pass protection against some really good pass-rushers (e.g. Joseph Ossai).
( ️: @BrandonThornNFL)pic.twitter.com/SLQbq9BbJa
2021 NFL Draft OT rankings— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 19, 2021
1. Penei Sewell, Oregon
2. Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
3. Christian Darrisaw, VA Tech
4. Teven Jenkins, OK State
5. Dillon Radunz, NDSU
Teven Jenkins (RT 73 for Oklahoma State) is an intriguing player to watch. Has experience at LG, RG, RT, LT. According to @PFF_College he had 989 snaps at RT & 256 snaps at LT between '19 & '20 An aggressive OT with nice size at 6-6 320 pounds. Watch him bury this 4i pic.twitter.com/zZjymMicPf— Russell Brown (@RussNFLDraft) January 14, 2021
Tevin Jenkins tossing guys around like they’re lombardis pic.twitter.com/4mv6VLzrx1— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) February 15, 2021
Of course, the Colts could use both an immediate and long-term answer at starting left tackle, as longtime veteran anchor Anthony Castonzo retired earlier this offseason—and there’s no viable in-house solutions.
Jenkins was highly productive for the Cowboys and has versatility—having played at both starting offensive tackle spots, as well as at offensive guard.
While he played largely at right tackle collegiately, Jenkins would assuredly transition to becoming the Colts’ new blindside bookend next season.
In run blocking, Jenkins showcases his immense strength and power, overwhelming opponents, and finishing them off into the turf. He has good movement skills to get to the second level of defenses—meaning he’d be a natural fit in the Colts’ zone blocking scheme.
He’d also bring another ‘mauler-like mentality’ and more physicality to Indy’s ground game.
In pass protection, Jenkins packs powerful hands, the impressive strength to handle bull rushers, and the lateral quickness to negate speed rushers. However, sometimes, his footwork and balance can become inconsistent and get out of whack.
Overall, he’s one of this year’s draft’s better offensive tackle prospects and fits the Colts schematically—as well as fills a major hole this offseason.