Trent Williams could become the Jacksonville Jaguars’ blindside protector.
Cam Robinson has been the Jaguars’ starting left tackle since they used a second-round selection in 2017’s draft. Although he missed 14 games in 2018, he’s been generally healthy during his four-year tenure in Jacksonville. Nevertheless, he has been inconsistent and is about to become a free agent.
While the ‘Jags’ could re-sign Robinson, he may want to maximize his value and command retail compensation. After all, left tackles, even the average ones, are coveted in the NFL due to their scarcity. If Jacksonville wants to give a top-market contract to a blindside protector, they should instead give it to Trent Williams who has been one of the best ones in the league throughout his ten-year career.
The Oklahoma product was Pro Football Focus’ top-graded left tackle in 2020 and showed he hasn’t slowed down a bit. The Jaguars could use their second-first round pick, the 25th overall, to take a young left tackle prospect. Nevertheless, if they want to allocate that selection to another position and want a proven commodity, they should target Williams. It won’t be cheap, but it will be worth it.