CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli has released his latest mock draft, and sees the Pittsburgh Steelers bolstering their offensive line in the first round.
Fornelli projects the Steelers to draft Oklahoma State offensive lineman Teven Jenkins with the No. 24-overall pick.
Listed at 6-foot-6, 320 pounds, Jenkins saw action all along the offensive line for the Cowboys, but predominantly saw action at right tackle.
“The Steelers may make more of a ‘win-now’ move with Ben Roethlisberger back, but I do like Jenkins’s potential as a tackle at the NFL level,” Fornelli writes. “He played all across the line during his career at Oklahoma State, though he spent more time at right tackle than anywhere else. He’s big, strong, mean and finishes blocks.”
Jenkins made 35 starts over his Oklahoma State career, and was an adept pass blocker in their Air Raid scheme. He was similarly accomplished as a run blocker, as the Cowboys eclipsed 2,000 yards in each season of his tenure in Stillwater.
Jenkins started the first eight games of the season for the Cowboys in 2020, but opted out the remainder of the year with a lower back injury.
The 2021 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday, April 29 in Cleveland.