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World’s Best Preview: Rise of the ‘Elgatron’

To get an appreciation for Elgton Jenkins’ rookie season, let’s start with the most rudimentary measuring stick. Playing time.

Only 10 rookie offensive linemen in the entire league have played half of their team’s offensive snaps. Jenkins, despite watching most of the first two games from the sideline behind veteran Lane Taylor, is in that small group.

Jenkins – nicknamed “Elgatron” by offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett – will make his seventh consecutive start at left guard on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. By all accounts, the second-round pick has been fantastic.

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