5 low-key second-round options for the Jaguars in the 2022 NFL Draft

Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 10, 2021. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
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National offensive lineman Bernhard Raimann of Central Michigan (76) at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

4. Jaguars’ low-key option in the 2nd round – Bernhard Raimann, OT.

All signs point towards the Jaguars taking a pass rusher with the No. 1 pick, most likely Travon Walker or Aidan Hutchinson but there’s a slim chance they will take an offensive lineman —.Alabama’s Evan Neal or North Carolina’s Ikem Ekwonu.

Neal and Ekwonu will probably be drafted in the top 10 and Charlie Cross and Trevor Penning will probably hear their name in the first round. If the Jags proceed as expected and take an edge defender but still want to add an offensive tackle in the second round, Bernhard Raimann of Central Michigan could be available in the second round.

Raimann made 12 starts at left tackle last season and earned First-Team All-MAC honors. The Vienna, Austria native served in the military at 17, moved to the US at 18, and played tight end at Central Michigan for two years before switching to tackle. He will be 25 years old by Week 1 of the 2022 season, which could be a turnoff for many teams. However, he has thrived at left tackle and displayed significant growth over a short period of time, which makes him a promising prospect regardless of his age.

Brandon Thorn of the B/R scouting department thinks Raimann has untapped potential and believes that his “competitive toughness, body control, and athletic ability make him an immediate starter“. The Jaguars applied the franchise tag on Cam Robinson for the second straight year and have Walker Little in the fold but if they still want to take an offensive tackle, Raimann could be an option at No. 33.