Dec 29, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Jacksonville guard Austin Pasztor looks at a play as he sits on the bench during their game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts won, 30-10 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Sign Right Tackle Austin Pasztor

The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line was relatively underwhelming in 2013, but one bright spot was the emergence of Austin Pasztor at right tackle. After moving first round pick Luke Joeckel to left tackle thanks to a trade involving Eugene Monroe, Pasztor started at the right side and performed admirably – enough so to earn a contract via his status as an Exclusive Rights Free Agent.

Pasztor played 12 games at right tackle in 2013, earning an overall grade of -7.3 from Pro Football Focus. His pass blocking grade was a solid +4.0 however, and his poor run blocking grade probably had a lot to do with the horrendous guard play next to him and inconsistency from the running back position. We evaluated the offensive line more thoroughly in a Pro Football Focus review a while back.

While Pasztor wouldn’t preclude the Jaguars from taking a tackle at some point in the draft, it’s inconceivable that David Caldwell would go in that direction in the first round. Pasztor is good enough to hold down the right side for the time being.


-Daniel Lago

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