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NFL Draft: More First-Round Buzz for Teven Jenkins, Chuba to Baltimore?

The latest projections show a handful of Pokes could be drafted in the first three rounds.

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As we inch closer to the NFL Draft starting on April 29, let’s check in with some of the top draft gurus and see where they project the handful of draft-eligible Cowboys.

ESPN

Mel Kiper Jr. has Teven Jenkins going in the first round.

No. 30: Teven Jenkins (Buffalo Bills)

This pick could depend on whether free-agent right tackle Daryl Williams returns and whether the Bills think former second-round pick Cody Ford could kick out to tackle. If they view him as a guard, tackle becomes a hole to fill. Jenkins played on both the left and right sides at Oklahoma State. I could see Buffalo targeting a cornerback if a guy the organization likes makes it to No. 30, and I think running back should be an option as well. This is a team that is close to being a Super Bowl contender. [ESPN]

CBS Sports

Chris Trapasso sees Teven Jenkins donning the navy blue and orange in Chi Town.

No. 20: Teven Jenkins (Chicago Bears)

The Bears need a quarterback and need to address the offensive line. Without a quarterback who really excites them here, they go with the safe selection of Jenkins. [CBS Sports]

CBS’ Josh Edwards also has Jenkins going to the Bears in the first round and Tylan headed to Philly in the second.

No. 20: Teven Jenkins (Chicago Bears)
No. 37: Tylan Wallace (Philadelphia Eagles)

If the Bears are going to get stuck with Mitchell Trubisky for another season, then it would benefit them to patch the offensive line. Teven Jenkins is a physical right tackle that will set the tone for the rest of the unit. [CBS Sports]

Peter Prisco also tabs Jenkins as a first-rounder, but projects him joining a couple of his former teammates in the Steel City.

No. 24: Teven Jenkins (Pittsburgh Steelers)

They had major issues on the offensive line last season and left tackle Alejandro Villanueva is a free agent who didn’t play that well last season. Jenkins would help get the run game back on track. [CBS Sports]

NFL.com

NFL.com’s Chad Reuter has a handful of Pokes being selected in his four-round mock.

No. 27: Teven Jenkins (Baltimore Ravens)
No. 66: Tylan Wallace (New York Jets)
No. 114: Rodarius Williams (Carolina Panthers)
No. 123: Chuba Hubbard (Houston Texans)

Teven Jenkins to join Justice and Dez?

Orlando Brown has made his desire to play left tackle known, and Ronnie Stanley will regain that spot after returning from injury, which is why Brown has requested a trade. Jenkins is a powerful blocker with a nasty attitude who probably won’t mind blocking on the right side of the line as he did at Oklahoma State (though he also started on the blindside during his career in Stillwater). [NFL.com]

Reuter also has Tylan Wallace going in the third round to the New York Jets and Williams and Hubbard going in the fourth

Reuter’s colleague, Cynthia Frelund also has Jenkins going in the first round, No. 30 overall to the Buffalo Bills.

When it comes to a great fit at right tackle, the Bills and Jenkins at 30 feels almost too good to be true. PFF counts only four total pressures allowed on 211 pass-blocking snaps. What he can do in the run game, though, is what makes this pairing work so well. Jenkins held his block and prevented pushback on rushing downs at the fourth-highest rate in the FBS over the past two seasons. [NFL.com]

Fellow NFL analyst Charley Casserly has Jenkins at 21st overall and filling an immediate role in Indy.

With Anthony Castonzo’s retirement, Jenkins fills in as a Day 1 starter to man Carson Wentz’s blindside. [NFL.com]

And NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah has Jenkins joining former Cowboy Lane Taylor with the collective goal of protecting Aaron Rodgers.

We saw how much of a toll injuries took on the Packers’ offensive line in the postseason. Jenkins can play tackle or slide inside if they need him to. [NFL.com]

The Draft Network

Trevor Sikkema has two Cowboys going in the first three rounds.

No. 21: Teven Jenkins (Indianapolis Colts)
No. 90: Tylan Wallace (Minnesota Vikings)

Jenkins is an aggressive offensive lineman from how he initiates contact on pass sets to his punch timing to how he finishes blocks. He’d be an Earth-mover next to Quenton Nelson. [The Draft Network]

Kyle Crabbs sees Chuba Hubbard as the second Cowboy off the board to New England.

No. 29: Teven Jenkins (Green Bay Packers)
No. 59: Chuba Hubbard (New England Patriots)
No. 89: Tylan Wallace (New York Jets)

Drae Harris has Jenkins going in the second and Tylan headed to MoTown.

No. 39: Teven Jenkins (Carolina Panthers)
No. 88: Tylan Wallace (Detroit Lions)

Pro Football Network

No. 23: Teven Jenkins (New York Jets)
No. 98: Tylan Wallace (New Orleans Saints)
No. 172: Rodarius Williams (Minnesota Vikings)
No. 177: Amen Ogbongbemiga (Tamp Bay Buccaneers)
No. 216: Chuba Hubbard (Tennessee Titans)

With the Jets selecting a quarterback above, time to shift to building around said quarterback. With Mekhi Becton handling the left tackle spot, the Jets draft their right tackle in Oklahoma State tackle Teven Jenkins. [Pro Football Network]

The mock also has Tylan going in the third round to NOLA to play alongside Michael Thomas.

The team needs to invest in playmakers if they want to continue their success. Wallace is a downfield winner with excellent body control and physicality.

Walter Football

No. 42: Teven Jenkins (New York Giants)
No. 48: Rodarius Williams (Las Vegas Raiders)
No. 121: Chuba Hubbard (Baltimore Ravens)

I’ve seen Chuba Hubbard any where from a second-round pick to not being drafted at all. There’s still a ton of time left, and he’ll have OSU’s pro day on April 1 to bolster his status. But you’ve got to wonder if he didn’t actually hurt his draft stock by coming back in 2020.

Also, Hubbard joining his old backfield mate in Baltimore sounds like fun, but it underlines Justice Hill’s inability to gain a footing in the Ravens’ run-heavy offense.

Mark Ingram is gone, so the Ravens could use a mid-round pick to add depth behind J.K. Dobbins.

Chuba Hubbard is projected as a second-round pick. He has great vision and instincts, and he can catch passes well out of the backfield. [Walter Football]

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