Pittsburgh could go running back here, as replacing James Conner is something this front office will have to figure out, but getting the corpse of Ben Roethlisberger another lineman is also a wise strategy. While he is solely a right tackle at this point, Jenkins’ rise up draft boards has certainly been warranted.
Jenkins’ strength is evident when you look at how the best pass rushers in the Big 12 were completely ground into the dirt by the former Cowboy. He looks like a rock-solid starter for a decade on the offensive line, and him preventing pass rushers from getting to Roethlisberger could be the difference between a Wild Card berth and missing the postseason.
With Lawrence already secured, Jacksonville needs to get him some linemen that can help keep him upright. Cam Robinson is back at tackle, but picking a player that could offer tackle-guard versatility in Leatherwood, who has been a solid starter for years in Tuscaloosa, seems like a wise move.
Leatherwood is best at home in a zone-blocking scheme that allows him to utilize his mobility and power at the point of attack. Be it at guard or tackle, Leatherwood shouldn’t be on the bench for long at all, and the Jaguars offense of the future with Lawrence at quarterback and Leatherwood paving the way will start to take shape.