With the 116th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Jaguars selected Saint John’s (Minnesota) offensive tackle Ben Bartch.
Ben Bartch, OT, St. John’s
Bartch, 6-foot-6, 309 pounds is a mauling offensive tackle who was projected to be selected in the third round prior to today. While playing at St. John’s (Minnesota), he was the MIAC Offensive Lineman of the Year his final year in college, and started all 14 games at left tackle.
Bartch is projected to be a guard at the next level, but has the agility and mean streak to be a quality starting tackle for the Jaguars. What he lacks in prototypical arm length he makes up for in flexible knees and ankles that allow him to bend more than most offensive linemen. He also brings a quick pass set to the Jaguars, an aspect that will aid QB Gardner Minshew II.
He should immediately get looks at tackle and guard, and if he develops quickly, challenge AJ Cann for starting right guard, and even be a tackle for the Jaguars.