Mississippi State’s defensive players received a lot of praise heading into the 2019 NFL Draft, and deservedly so. One former MSU offensive player might not have gotten his due, though.
Center Elgton Jenkins wound up getting picked pretty early in the process. Jenkins was picked by the Green Bay Packers with the No. 44 overall pick Friday night. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be a happy camper in the final few years of his career.
Jenkins played in 49 games during his Mississippi State career with 34 starts. Twenty-six of those came at center. NFL.com writer Daniel Jeremiah believes Jenkins can play any of the three interior positions on the offensive line.
GREEN BAY – The Packers added to their offensive line with their first pick on Day 2 of the NFL Draft on Friday, selecting Mississippi State’s Elgton Jenkins in the second round with the No. 44 overall pick.
Jenkins (6-4, 310) started every game the last two years at center, but started games previously in college at both tackle spots and at left guard.
He has a total of 34 starts to his credit – 26 of them at center. According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed only one sack over 762 pass-blocking snaps at center over the last two years.
Jenkins started five games at left tackle, two at left guard and one at right tackle during his first two years at Mississippi State.