<2022 NFL Mock Draft: Michigan Star Drafted By Lions No. 1 Overall>
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The Jacksonville Jaguars once again sit atop year's draft. Fortunately, they chose Trevor Lawrence last year so they don't have to address the quarterback position in what appears to be a down year for the class.
Instead, the organization's approach now veers toward building around Lawrence to maximize his capabilities after a season of impeding his growth. Alabama's Evan Neal presents tremendous upside as a young left tackle prospect who's still growing and learning his position.
"At 6'7", 350 pounds with the ideal arm length, athletic ability and power, Neal has the look of a franchise left tackle and is still only 21 years old," Thorn said.
"On film, Neal is a bulldozer in the run game with the mobility and pad level to get underneath defenders and drive them off the spot while having the movement skills to intersect smaller targets at the second level. He will need to clean up his hand placement and reset quicker on blocks to better stay attached, but he is new to left tackle with time to improve on technical aspects of the position.
"Neal hasn't played the same position in consecutive seasons in college (left guard, right tackle, left tackle). Having the versatility that shows he can be effective at three positions is valuable, but once he is able to settle into one spot, it is reasonable to expect him to be able to clean up his fundamentals even more. Neal gives the Jaguars a much-needed plug-and-play starter at either tackle spot with the required upside to become a Pro Bowl-caliber player as the top overall pick."
Source : https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2947493-2022-nfl-mock-draft-br-nfl-scouting-depts-post-regular-season-picks327