Elgton Jenkins

Mississippi State
C

Prospect Info

College
Mississippi State
Hometown
Class
Clarksdale, MS
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
310 lbs
34”
Hands
10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.89
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Green Bay
Packers
Round 2 ‧ Pick 12
40 Yard Dash
--u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
29
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
28.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
109.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.77
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.62
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Elgton (pronounced el-tuhn) Jenkins is a Mississippi native who signed with the Bulldogs after earning second-team All-State honors his senior year at Clarksdale. He showed versatility in his redshirt freshman season, starting three of 11 games played, two at left tackle and one at right tackle. Jenkins started five of 12 games played the following year, the first three at left tackle and two other contests at left guard. He really caught scouts' eyes in 2017, starting 12 of 13 games at center. He started all 13 games in the middle as a senior but did not gain a spot on the SEC all-conference squad despite his strong play.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 2
NFL Comparison
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Overview
Efficient if unexciting prospect with the size, power and length at center to match with a variety of interior challengers across from him. Jenkins has the core strength to handle down and base blocking duties, but he could leave offensive line coaches wanting more if asked to handle challenging blocks in space. His tape against the best SEC's best teams over his last two seasons indicates an ability to become an effective, early NFL starter.
Strengths
  • Good snap to step quickness
  • Broad through back with thick lowers and good overall play strength
  • Operates with good body control and stays within himself
  • Widens frame to help wall off and seal the A-gap on interior run plays
  • Creates leverage with adequate pad level of efficient hands
  • Uses proper hand placement and leg drive to dislodge targets on down blocks
  • Vice-grip strength in hands to cinch and pull defenders close
  • Reads MIKE linebacker on combo blocks and adjusts tempo for secure block according to his movements
  • Has experience at center, left guard and both tackle spots
  • Drops sturdy anchor when he feels initial bull-rush coming on
  • Recovery talent is good enough
Weaknesses
  • More stalemate blocker than drive blocker when locked up head-to-head
  • Gives away early engagement advantages due to stalling feet
  • Plays with a little lean in initial pass sets, making him susceptible to arm-overs
  • Several missed snap counts that caused penalties and fumbles in Alabama game
  • Very average lateral quickness and athleticism in space
  • Struggles with second-level adjustments
  • Scheme required less movement than he's likely to see in the NFL.

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league