JACKSONVILLE – A long day began with offense.
That's because the Jaguars began their busiest day of the draft by selecting at a position that many observers considered a pre-draft need.
Bartch, an offensive lineman from St. John's in Minnesota, became the Jaguars' fifth selection of the 2020 NFL Draft early Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars drafted Bartch with the 10th selection of the fourth round, the No. 116 pick overall.
Bartch (6-feet-6, 305 pounds), who attended the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, began his college career as a tight end before moving to offensive tackle for the Division III program. He was a first-team All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association selection in 2019 and a second-team honoree in 2018.
He caught four passes for 43 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore. He also competed for the St. John's track and field team in the shot put and discus.
The Jaguars, who entered the draft with 12 selections, have seven picks remaining Saturday – two in Round 4 (Nos. 137 and 140), two in Round 5 (Nos. 157 and 165), two in Round 6 (Nos. 189 and 206) and one in Round 7 (No. 223).
The Jaguars selected Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson (No. 9 overall) and Louisiana State defensive end/linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (No. 20) in Round 1, Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (No. 42) in Round 2 and Ohio State defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton (No. 73) in Round 3.