NFL Draft: Ikem Ekwonu, Evan Neal’s possible landing spots2022-04-27 07:00:00


One day away …

Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Evan Neal (73) in action during the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 2021 Cotton Bowl college football CFP national semifinal game at AT&T Stadium.

From Mr. Hopium (@draft4Lineman): Likelihood of one of Neal & Ekwonu being there at 5?

Hop, I think there’s a decent likelihood, so long as one doesn’t go first overall to the Jaguars. Detroit won’t take an offensive lineman at No. 2, and then (in the Jags-take-a-rusher scenario) I see the Texans taking one of those two off the board. If it’s NC State’s Ikem Ekwonu, my bet would be that the Jets take Sauce Gardner, and Alabama’s Evan Neal makes it to five. If the Texans take Neal, then I think there’s a good shot the Jets take Ekwonu at No. 4.