Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 Mock Draft: Major Help For Trevor Lawrence

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This Jacksonville Jaguars mock draft features plenty of help coming quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s way.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have had a rough first season under head coach Urban Meyer. From off-field distractions to injuries to key players (D.J. Chark) and the scheme/talent mesh not working to help out rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence, it’s a team that’s in disarray as the 2021 season winds down.

Will Meyer stick around for 2022 or walk for health reasons (or take the Oregon job, you pick which)? Can a new coach fix the issues in Jacksonville? Whatever happens, something needs to change so that Lawrence has the best chance to flourish in the Sunshine State.

Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 mock draft

It starts with getting more help on the offense. Getting Travis Etienne back for 2022 will helpful and provide a jolt of explosiveness to the offense, but other than that, improvements need to be made. The offensive line is a good place to start while also find some separators at receiver (Michael Gallup in free agency would be a good start).

In this mock draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars do that and more! Let’s dive in and look at what could happen next April.

Round 1, 2nd Overall: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

Obviously, being near the top of the 2022 NFL Draft will be a massive benefit for the Jacksonville Jaguars. They have a chance to get a blue chip prospect or move back and acquire more picks. In this scenario, they stay and pick.

Yes, one of the top two edge rushers would be great here, and would add to a rotation of K’Lavon Chaisson and Josh Allen. However, it isn’t worth passing up on a player like Evan Neal to lock down the left tackle position. Neal has been excellent in 2021, with great footwork, explosion out of his stance, and the balance and quickness to handle rushers in pass protection.

He’s a mauler in the run game who has improved his ability to work to the outside shoulder and reach block to seal off defenders and create lanes in the run game. Yes, Walker Little was a second round pick last year, but in a tackle class that has a couple top guys, getting Neal is huge here.