Alabama OT Evan Neal, projected No. 1 pick, declares for 2022 NFL Draft

Evan Neal, Alabama’s top offensive tackle, has chosen to make a career out of it and enter the 2022 NFL Draft.

Evan Neal, Alabama’s offensive lineman, wisely chose to enter the 2022 NFL Draft after he lost the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

Neal won a national title at Alabama in 2020. He earned First-Team All American as well as First-Team All SEC nods during the junior season in Tuscaloosa. At 6-foot-7 and 350 pounds, Neal projects as not only the first offensive tackle to be selected in this spring’s draft, but he has the potential to be the first player overall player taken. The Jacksonville Jaguars need a lot more help.

What are the chances Jacksonville takes Neal with the first overall pick to serve as Trevor Lawrence’s blind-side protector?

Evan Neal declares in 2022 NFL Draft. Could he be the No. The No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft 2022:

There is no quarterback worth any team trading up to No. Jacksonville would trade up to No. 1, so it will be either an offensive tackle or edge rusher who is the first off the board. If Will Anderson, his Alabama teammate, had been draft eligible, Anderson would have been the first overall pick. Instead, the expectation is it will be either Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson or Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Three things make Jacksonville an interesting option for Neal. The most important asset they have is their franchise quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Jacksonville already boasts a solid pass rush with Josh Allen, a former top-10 pick. And three, Neal’s former offensive coordinator at Alabama in Bill O’Brien is one of the most likely candidates to replace Urban Meyer next season.

Neal is a lock to be in the top 10. With the New York Giants, New York Jets and New York Giants picking up there, he is unlikely to make it out of the top 5. Both teams have two top-10 selections this year. Others, such as the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, and Washington Football Team, may also be interested in picking in the top 10.

Neal, a potential No. 10 pick, will make life-changing cash. Jaguars’ No. 1 overall pick.

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