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The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off an embarassing offensive performance in their week 2 loss against the Washington Redskins, and the offensive line has received much of the slack thanks to the 10 sacks recorded by the Washington defense.
The Jaguars already made a statement by releasing right tackle Cameron Bradfield, and the team is now making a switch at center as well.
Luke Bowanko was probably the best center through the course of the preseason, so it’s not a surprise to see him getting the nod here.
The more interesting development here is the decision to start Sam Young at right tackle. In 148 snaps during the preseason, Sam Young received an overall +6.1 grade from Pro Football Focus, by far the best grade of any offensive lineman. Young was on the Bills for the first few years of his career before being picked up by the Jaguars, and he’s still largely an unknown. The team thinks enough of him to give him the start over a handicapped Austin Pasztor, so it’ll be interesting to see how he performs.
Luckily the Jaguars shouldn’t have too much trouble containing a fairly listless Colts pass rush. The bigger issue will be the run blocking, which has been downright atrocious through the first 2 games.