Best available for the Chicago Bears at pick 20: OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State
If the Bears want to go offensive tackle, and Darrisaw is off the board, the next best available is Oklahoma State’s Teven Jenkins. There are countless mock drafts lately which have the Bears picking Jenkins, so it would not be shocking in the least to see Pace snag him at pick 20.
Different than Darrisaw, Jenkins possesses an elite level of strength. His strength not only comes from his core, but his hands. Once Jenkins locks onto a defender, that guy isn’t going anywhere. Jenkins keeps them in his grasp until the whistle blows.
With that hand strength also comes the ability to bury defenders. Jenkins locks on and drives forward at a high level.
All that said, Jenkins can still move well. If he’s asked to get out and lead block, he can and will. Jenkins has no issues getting to the second level. The only issue with getting out and setting the edge is Jenkins’ lack of length. Other than that, he’s as good a tackle prospect as you can get.
The Bears coming home with Jenkins at pick no. 20 would be a win, no question. They would be getting a Day 1 starter, and as long as they can do that at any position in the first round, it’s a success.