2021 Chicago Bears roster rank No. 17: Is Teven Jenkins ready for LT?

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We are getting closer and closer to training camp, and we are closer to 15 than we are 20 in our ranking of the Chicago Bears roster. This series has counted down the Bears roster from 90 all the way to 18 looking at which players are bringing the most value to the 2021 club.

This is a look at only the 2021 season and its potential impact. With that in mind, we have made it to number 17.

No. 17 Chicago Bears left tackle Teven Jenkins

Teven Jenkins was not easy to rank. His impact and his progression both are important, but both could be different in terms of value. Overall, his progression is one of the most important things on the roster. However, his impact could be up and down.

To be fair, this is a first-round caliber player who slid into round two. However, he fell for a reason, and beyond that, we are talking about a player who primarily started at right tackle now flipping to the left side.

He has played left tackle before so the transition is not completely new, but the jump to the NFL combined with switching sides is something you do not see very often. At the least, you do not see someone starting as a rookie and having an immediate impact.

In a worst-case scenario, it takes him a week or so behind Elijah Wilkinson. If you remember Roquan Smith was behind Nick Kwiatkoski early and David Montgomery needed a week or two behind Mike Davis as well. This happens.

Still, Jenkins will get snaps at left tackle which means his progression does have a huge impact on the success or failure of this team. Do not be surprised if Jenkins can pass a few tests and find himself firmly in the top 10 next year.

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Check out numbers 90-18 below

90. Brian Johnson

89. Rojesterman Farris

88. Khalil McClain

87. Caleb Johnson

86. Sam Kamara

85. Daniel Arcibong

84. Scooter Harrington

83. Chris Lacy

82. Dionte Ruffin

81. Rodney Adams

80. Tyrone Wheatley

79. Thomas Ives

78. CJ Marable

77. Jester Weah

76. Jake Butt

75. Teez Tabor

74. LeCale London

73. Daureuan Parker

72. Michael Joseph

71. LeDarius Mack

70. Adam Redmond

69. Tre Roberson

68. Xavier Crawford

67. Badara Traore

66. Artavis Pierce

65. Ryan Nall

64. Riley Ridley

63. Patrick Scales

62. Joel Iyiegbuniwe

61. Charles Snowden

60. Dieter Eiselen

59. Artie Burns

58. Lachavious Simmons

57. Jesper Horsted

56. Arlington Hambright

55. Dazz Newsome

54. Marqui Christian

53. Josh Woods

52. Jordan Lucas

51. James Vaughters

50. DeAndre Houston-Carson

49. Austin Calitro

48. Khiyris Tonga

47. Javon Wims

46. Nick Foles

45. Thomas Graham

44. Mike Pennel

43. Trevis Gipson

42. Pat O’Donnell

41. J.P. Holtz

40. Khalil Herbert

39. Larry Borom

38. Deon Bush

37. Cairo Santos

36. Angelo Blackson

35. Elijah Wilkinson

34. Damien Williams

33. Damiere Byrd

32. Marquise Goodwin

31. Alex Bars

30. Jimmy Graham

29. Tarik Cohen

28. Anthony Miller

27. Christian Jones

26. Duke Shelley

25. Kindle Vildor

24. Desmond Trufant

23. Mario Edwards

22. Jeremiah Attaochu

21. Robert Quinn

20. Germain Ifedi

19. Eddie Goldman

18. Sam Mustipher

17. Teven Jenkins