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Updated March 2, 2022
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.

On the opening day of the combine, reported that some of the Jaguars evaluators had a higher grade on Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson than Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal. During the combine press conferences, new Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson spoke highly of veteran left tackle Cam Robinson, and re-signing Robinson will have a huge impact on Jacksonville’s draft plans. Team sources said the franchise definitely want to re-sign Robinson, and they believe that would allow the team to go different direction with the first pick of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Robinson is a former second-round pick who Jacksonville franchised last offseason. The Jaguars could franchise him again, although that would be expensive. Robinson is only 26, so he has plenty of good seasons left and could be entering the prime seasons of career. Having a veteran left tackle to protect Trevor Lawrence in a critical year for Lawrence’s development provides more comfort and security over going with a rookie.

Sources with Jacksonville also say they really like second-year offensive tackle Walker Little. The Jaguars drafted Little in the second round last year and like how he developed as a rookie. Sources feel if Robinson is re-signed, the team will have its bookend tackles for years to come with Robinson and Little. 2019 second-rounder Jawann Taylor is also on the roster to be a swing tackle backup.

Thus, sources with the Jaguars feel if Robinson is re-signed, it doesn’t make sense for the organization to use the No. 1-overall pick on an offensive tackle like Alabama’s Evan Neal or N.C. State’s Ikem Ekonwu. Jacksonville, however, would love to trade down in the first round. The Jaguars are hoping that some good offers come through and they can move down. If they are forced to stick and pick at No. 1, how free agency unfolds with re-signing Robinson will be a big determining factor in what the Jaguars do at the top of the 2022 NFL Draft.