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Jaguars franchise tag Cam Robinson, but does it draft Evan Neal?

Cam Robinson celebrates big play for Jaguars
Kim Klement - USA Today Sports

Could the Jacksonville Jaguars have two Alabama alums to protect Trevor Lawrence at quarterback?

Trent Baalke (general manager) and Doug Pederson (head coach) are willing to make it happen.

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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jaguars used a franchise tag on Cameron Robinson again. It tagged him on March 9, 2021, and he’s started 61 games since getting taken in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Jacksonville has Robinson in place, but it holds the No. 1 overall pick in April. Evan Neal could be the prize for the Jaguars as he looks to be the first Crimson Tide player since Harry Gilmer (1948, 74 years ago) to be selected No. 1 overall in the draft.

Alabama OT Evan Neal on the field in 2020 before LSU game

12/5/20 MFB Alabama vs
Alabama offensive lineman Evan Neal (73)
Photo by Kent Gidley

If Lawrence has Robinson and Neal protecting him, he can produce the success he wanted in his rookie season.

Neal wants to be the No. 1 pick, but it depends on the Jaguars.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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