Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette gets plenty of help with Cam Robinson drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Jacksonville Jaguars needed a top-flight offensive lineman to help block for stud first-round selection Leonard Fournette. To that end, the Jags traded up with the Seattle Seahawks (35th to 34th) in order to secure an offensive lineman.
Giving up a sixth round pick and swapping second-rounders is perfectly acceptable in this kind of move. It’s a small price to pay for a dominant offensive lineman.
And that offensive lineman is Cam Robinson out of Alabama.
With Robinson able to step in right away at right tackle or compete at left tackle (which is expected), the Jacksonville Jaguars are able to instantly improve the offensive line. Jermey Parnell has been serviceable since arriving two seasons ago, but he has not been dominant. Robinson can be dominant. Similarly, if he can push holdout Branden Albert at left tackle, the Jags will be better for it.
Considering the rest of the talent with moderate concern at left tackle and left guard, Robinson also makes sense. He could, theoretically, also fit in there.
But it isn’t all about offensive line position fit. Robinson is also a mauler. He is a dominant player who plays physically on each and every play. That is exactly what the Jaguars need after changing the tone with their 2017 first round pick, Leonard Fournette.
This is another move that features Tom Coughlin’s changes in tone since joining the Jaguars as the executive vice president for football operations. He clearly knew what kind of player would give him the kind of change he wanted and went out and got him. Good for him.