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PFF Ranks Teven Jenkins Highest among Returning Big 12 Tackles

The Cowboy beats out a Longhorn and a Sooner.



The Cowboys lost a pair of longtime starters from last season’s offensive line, but they have reloaded well and still have a future pro manning the edge.

Pro Football Focus put a tweet out Thursday that tabbed Teven Jenkins as the highest graded returning tackle in the Big 12. His 85.7 grade puts him ahead of Texas’ Samuel Cosmi and Oklahoma’s Adrian Ealy.

PFF’s grading system grades a player for every play during their games. It’s a fairly complex ordeal that takes a lot of man hours, but here is a video they made to show the bare bones of it all.

Jenkins wasn’t all that heralded a recruit out of Topeka, Kansas. He was a three-star prospect in the 2016 class and was outside of the top 1,000 nationally. He picked OSU over offers from Kansas State, Nebraska, Louisville and Missouri.

He started in three games as a redshirt freshman in 2017 (two of which he started at right guard). He has started 25 games in the past two seasons switching between left and right tackle. He has been an All-Big 12 honorable mention the past two seasons.

Everyone is aware that o-linemen don’t often get the credit they deserve, but Jenkins has been around for some special things at OSU. He was a part of the 2017 offense that set records, part of James Washington’s Biletnikoff-winning season and Mason Rudolph’s Johnny Unitas Golden Arm campaign.

He blocked on a line that saw Tylan Wallace go from unknown to Biletnikoff finalist. He blocked on a line for a running back that lead the country in rushing.

With his senior season upcoming, Jenkins has the opportunity to be a part of another dominant offense and continue to boost his own stock in the process.

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