OL Brenden Jaimes becomes Nebraska's first player selected in 2021 NFL Draft
Nebraska offensive lineman Brenden Jaimes is off the board!
With the No. 159 overall pick in the draft, the Los Angeles Chargers made the move to grab Jaimes in the fifth round. He becomes the first Nebraska offensive lineman taken in the draft since Alex Lewis in 2016. Lewis was a fourth-round pick that year.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) May 1, 2021
Jaimes will get the opportunity to work alongside fellow B1G o-lineman in Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater. Slater was LA’s first-round selection as the Chargers look to improve their offensive line play and protect quarterback Justin Herbert.
With their draft announcement, the Chargers listed Jaimes as a guard. That is notable as Jaimes recorded 31 consecutive starts as a left tackle for the Huskers. Jaimes holds the Nebraska record of 40 consecutive starts on the offensive line with nine other starts at right tackle.
It will be interesting to see if the Chargers do intend to slide Jaimes inside on the line, but he has the size and ability to provide depth along the line.