Bears getting battle-tested pass protector in Teven Jenkins

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The Chicago Bears were one of the most aggressive teams in the league during the first two rounds of the 2021 NFL draft, trading up in each round to land a potential difference-maker at a premium position on offense.

After moving up nine spots to land Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields in the first round, the Bears made another bold move to kick off Day 2, trading up to select Oklahoma State offensive lineman Teven Jenkins.

Jenkins has the skill set to play inside or outside at the next level, though the majority of his experience for the Pokes came at right tackle, where he proved himself to be one of the nation’s most effective pass protectors:

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It should take long for Fields to take over the starting quarterback job in Chicago, and when he does, he’ll have a premium tackle to grow with in the coming years.