Once again, the KC Chiefs are linked to an offensive lineman in a mock draft. This time, it’s to Teven Jenkins.
By now you’re probably tired of hearing about how bad the offensive line’s performance was in the Super Bowl LV loss where the Kansas City Chiefs failed to score a touchdown. The offensive line was bad indeed and with the two starting tackles’ futures up in the air, the Chiefs selecting an offensive lineman with their first-round pick isn’t farfetched at all.
The latest mock draft to link the Chiefs to an o-lineman was one from Sports Illustrated by Ryan Roberts, who had Kansas City selecting Teven Jenkins at No. 31 overall.
"We all saw the chaos that ensued during the Super Bowl after the Chiefs’ offensive line was banged up early. It’s a good bet that Kansas City selects a versatile offensive lineman who can potentially line up in various positions. Whether he fits in inside or out, Jenkins is a rock-solid football player who plays the game violently."
The KC Chiefs definitely need help along their offensive line.
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Jenkins is an interesting choice. I haven’t seen him mocked in the first round much, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be deserving of that. As we all know, Clyde Edwards-Helaire certainly wasn’t projected to go in the first round last year and the Chiefs showed they don’t care about that kind of stuff (as they shouldn’t).
What stands out about Jenkins is the fact that he played three different positions at Oklahoma State. His most consistent position was right tackle, which just so happens to be a position of need for Kansas City depending on Mitchell Schwartz’s status. Even if Schwartz is able to play in 2021, Jenkins could be a nice replacement option.
Jenkins also spent time at left tackle and right guard, showing he’s versatile. The Chiefs need offensive linemen who can play multiple positions and serve as a swing option should an injury occur. The Oklahoma State product could be that player for the Kansas City Chiefs and be plugged in at multiple positions, but he could also be used as a starting tackle if he appears ready to roll from day one.
What do you think of this potential pick, Chiefs fans? Would you want to see Teven Jenkins as a member of the KC Chiefs?