With some glaring needs along the offensive line, the Jacksonville Jaguars made a good choice in taking Cam Robinson.
The Jacksonville Jaguars addressed some big needs in free agency this offseason, but they were all on defense. The Jaguars went into the draft needing to upgrade numerous positions on the offense, and perhaps several of them resided along the offensive line.
They took steps towards helping new franchise cornerstone Leonard Fournette on Friday night by selecting Alabama tackle Cam Robinson. With Branden Albert and Jermey Parnell both still on the roster, it seemed fair to speculate whether or not Robinson would play guard.
General manager David Caldwell clarified things right away after making the selection – Robinson will compete for the left tackle spot.
I think this is a good move and further entrenches this selection as an ‘A’. The Jaguars honestly could have taken Cam Robinson with the 4th pick and done so without much critique. Robinson is the top tackle on many peoples’ boards despite coming out in a weak offensive line class. He is best deployed as an offensive tackle, so it’s smart to put him in a spot he’s comfortable if he beats Albert outright.
This leaves Branden Albert in a curious spot, as he could find himself either at guard or off the roster. I personally think Albert will show up eventually and would be a good plug-and-play left guard as his performance at left tackle has declined in the last two years.
As former Jacksonville Jaguars great and hopefully future Hall of Famer Tony Boselli point out, Cam Robinson has the potential to be great:
I’m as tentative as anyone else about the Jaguars taking a tackle high in the draft after whiffing spectacularly on Luke Joeckel, but they absolutely needed to upgrade the offensive line.
What do you think of the Cam Robinson pick?