Could Jenkins be the answer at right guard?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2016 NFL DraftInjuriesFree AgencyGame FilmBuccaneers Draft Profile: IOL Ronde Barber Jersey , Elgton JenkinsNew,1commentCould Jenkins be the answer at right guard?EDTShareTweetShareShareBuccaneers Draft Profile: IOL, Elgton JenkinsChuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers have many needs going into the 2019 season. As the Draft inches closer, one of the most pressing needs is undoubtedly the right guard position. Last year the Bucs drafted guard Alex Cappa. But Cappa struggled to adjust to the NFL game, and so former UCLA tackle Caleb Benenoch took over. But Benenoch struggled too, and is likely to see a reserve role in 2019. So that leaves the biggest question mark on the roster - who is going to play right guard?Elgton Jenkins’ CareerJenkins, a former three-star recruit from Mississippi in the class of 2014, committed to the in-state Bulldogs of Mississippi State. He redshirted his freshman year, and played in eleven games in 2015 as a redshirt freshman, starting three. In 2016 he played in twelve games, starting five. In his junior and senior seasons Jenkins started all 13 games both years. As for his accolades? Well, lets let his Mississippi State profile speak for itself:ProsJenkins has pretty good size with a wide frame. He has good hand placement, technique http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/authentic-jameis-winston-jersey , and pad level. Those allow him to anchor against power rushers. Jenkins is also a smart player with a high football IQ, able to pick up stunt games and blitzes well, and has good body control. He looks smooth against pass rushers. Jenkins is also well-versed in multiple positions along the offensive line. As a freshman and sophomore Jenkins saw reserve snaps at both tackle spots, guard, and started at center. Here’s Jenkins’ athletic profile:If you subscribe to a 7.75 3cone time and 4.75 short shuttle time as benchmarks for good play at the position, you can see that Jenkins just misses the 3cone time and is good on the 20 yard shuttle. He gets to the second level well and reaches defenders in space.ConsIn the NFL drive blocking is important to create movement in the run game, but that’s an area Jenkins will probably struggle with. For his size and what looks like good athleticism on paper, Jenkins will probably be an average athlete at the NFL level. He also doesn’t have the play aggressiveness and nasty disposition you’d ideally like to see. That means really aggressive or talented defensive linemen will give him problems.Why The Buccaneers Need HimJenkins was a good college player and will likely be at least an average player at the next level. The Bucs have a major need at right guard and Jenkins fits the bill, filling what is the largest hole on the roster. They absolutely need someone like Jenkins.Will It Happen?It might! Jenkins might be best suited as a center at the next level, and the Bucs already have one in Ryan Jensen. But with his versatility, Jenkins could definitely be an option in the 2nd round. Bucs Nation welcomes one of the newest Tampa Bay Buccaneers"While the team hasn’t had one of those ‘splash’ signings fans sometimes covet so dearly in the off-season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have brought in some very skilled players to help them re-load for the 2019 NFL Season.One of those players is wide receiver, Breshad Perriman. Bucs fans are still months away from really seeing what Perriman is going to bring to the field as a member of their favorite team. But James Yarcho and I were able to catch up with him in the days following his signing to speak with him about his path from UCF to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.If you caught the press conference and interviews held at team headquarters in recent days then you already have a sense of how excited he is to be joining new teammates like Jameis Winston Ali Marpet Jersey White , Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.This was a sentiment he echoed in our conversation, saying, “I feel like, just being out there with Mike Evans, I think that’s just going to be a wonderful thing. Just another resource to really learn from.”Reinforcing some earlier statements he made about head coach Bruce Arians, Perriman also said, “The type of mentality that he has as a coach and the type of players that he likes coaching, as far as receivers, it just got me really excited.”Perriman doesn’t shy away from the path his career has taken. In fact, he embraces it with a resilience and belief that everything happens for a reason. No matter how he got to Tampa Bay, he’s happy to be with the franchise and is ready to get to work as soon as possible. To catch the full conversation with Perriman, download or stream the latest episode of The Locked On Bucs Podcast.