6 offensive tackles the Vikings could select in the 2021 NFL Draft
By Luke Parrish
Teven Jenkins (Oklahoma State)
- Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 315 pounds
Teven Jenkins has witnessed a meteoric rise over the past month or so and he has now crept into the top-20 conversation. There haven’t been many to mock him to the Vikings just yet, but it would not be a surprise to see this happen more as the draft gets closer and closer.
Jenkins played all over the offensive line at Oklahoma State and he was one of the meanest linemen in the country.
He might be the best finisher in the class. Jenkins is absolutely dominant at the point of attack and he drives his man into the turf on a consistent basis. A competitive mean streak mixed with good-enough athleticism in space and you have the perfect fit for the Vikings’ offense.
The key for Jenkins landing in Minnesota will fall on a couple of other prerequisites. If the Vikings stick at 14th overall, but linemen start to fly off the board early, they could pull the trigger on Jenkins a bit earlier than projected and lock in their guy.
They could also trade back and try to land Jenkins in the 20s if they think he will make it that far. However, don’t expect the Vikings to take him at No. 14 unless a lot of unexpected picks force the board into a weird spiral.