Kelvin Beachum could fortify the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line.
You could argue Kelvin Beachum’s one-year stint with the Jaguars in 2016 was unspectacular and you would be mostly right. However, he started 15 games and allowed just three sacks and four pressures on 92 percent of the team’s total snaps on offense. Pro Football Focus gave him a 61.4 grade, which isn’t bad but isn’t outstanding either.
Since then, Beachum has never graded lower than 67.0 and has remained pretty healthy. Last season, he started all 16 games for the Arizona Cardinals and played in every offensive snap. He’s scheduled to become a free agent and the Jaguars should consider bringing him back.
Although the former seventh-round pick played left tackle in Jacksonville, he seems better suited to play right tackle a position the Jaguars could upgrade this offseason, as Jawaan Taylor struggled last season after having a solid rookie campaign.
Even if Taylor gets back on track, Beachum could provide depth, which the ‘Jags’ will need if they want to avoid running out of healthy players. PFF projects the offensive tackle will get a one-year contract worth $4.5 million this offseason, which sounds affordable when you consider how solid he’s been in the last four years.