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Film study: New Bears OT Teven Jenkins the nastiest blocker in draft

The Bears finally invested in the offensive tackle position in the form of Oklahoma State mauler Teven Jenkins.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 29 Oklahoma State at Kansas Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After moving up in Round 1 to select Justin Fields, the Bears double-dipped on trade ups by selecting Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins with the No. 39 overall pick.

The Bears were widely considered to be targeting an offensive tackle early in the 2021 NFL Draft, and they took an aggressive approach in securing a player whom many touted as a first-round talent leading into the weekend. Jenkins projects as a Day 1 starter at the right tackle position, where he excelled at the collegiate level.

One of the most powerful offensive linemen in the 2021 draft, Jenkins showcased the grip strength and the raw anchor power needed to dominate Big 12 defenders at the point of attack. He plays with an unparalleled mean streak and looks to drive the opposition into the dirt on every down. Though the price to get him was steep, Chicago did what they had to do to acquire a top talent at a premier position.

I took to Twitter to break down the Bears’ latest draft pick and what he brings to their offensive line.

You want even more about Teven Jenkins? Then check out Robert Schmitz on his Bear With Me podcast for some instant reaction, and he’s joined by our Draftnik Trifecta of Jacob Infante, EJ Snyder, and Danny Meehan.