Scouting the NFC West: 3 Cardinals FA Jacksonville Jaguars should target
Kelvin Beachum can fortify the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive line.
The Jaguars need upgrades in most position groups. Fortunately, they also have the means to fix plenty of them. Besides being financially healthy, they have 11 draft picks and their disposal, and it will be interesting to see what units general manager Trent Baalke prioritizes.
Jacksonville’s interior offensive line is solid, but the same can’t be said about their two offensive tackle spots. Even though their left tackle position deserves the most attention, they can’t neglect the right side of their offensive line. Incumbent Jawaan Taylor is entering his third year in the NFL and regressed in 2020 after having a solid rookie season.
While Taylor could end up recovering from a sophomore slump, the ‘Jags’ should bring back Kelvin Beachum, who was with the team in 2016. The Cardinals’ right tackle has been consistent throughout his career and the benefits of signing him are twofold.
The former seventh-round pick has started 76 games in the last five years and could step into the starting lineup right away. If Taylor ends up showing enough to keep his job, Beachum could then serve as the Jaguars’ primary backup offensive tackle. Beachum might have some demand for his services in the open market but signing him shouldn’t be prohibitive.