Jaguars LT Cam Robinson almost spoils team’s draft plans

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson #74 (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson #74 (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports) /

Just before free agency started, the Jacksonville Jaguars placed the franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson, which ensures he won’t go anywhere for at least one more year. The 2017 second-round pick recently talked about staying with the team, his expectations for 2021, and during the conversation, he almost gave away the team’s draft plans.

Jaguars reporter Ashlyn Sullivan recently had the chance to talk to Robinson. During the exchange, he said that having things figured out was a good thing and knowing he would stay in Jacksonville took some pressure off his shoulders. He added that it’s good to be able to put that part behind him.

Robinson later said had his conversations with head coach Urban Meyer have gone well and mentioned that he had the chance to meet him in college and was able to meet him again when he became the Jaguars head coach. The Alabama product then acknowledged that Meyer’s expectations are high because the team knows what his potential level is and how high his ceiling is.

Later, Sullivan brought up the fact the Jaguars’ offensive line will stay the same in 2021 and Robinson cited cohesiveness and togetherness as key to the unit’s potential success in the future. He believes that keeping the room together and having a fresh start should help them thrive in 2021.

During the conversation, the topic of the first overall pick in 2021’s draft came up. Robinson said that he was excited about what the Jags will do with it, and for a moment, it looked like he was going to say who the pick would be before chuckling and saying that he couldn’t discuss it. He ended up taking the high-round and said that he was excited about ‘whoever we pick with the first pick’.

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Cam Robinson are ready for the 2021 season.

Even though Robinson didn’t say it out loud, the general consensus is that the Jaguars will use the first overall selection to take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. At this point of the process, choosing somebody else would raise more than a few eyebrows. BYU’s Zach Wilson’s draft stock is rising but even then, it wouldn’t make sense for Jacksonville to take anybody but Lawrence.

Robinson is aware he will be Lawerence’s blindside protector and play at a high level, something he hasn’t been able to constantly do throughout his NFL career. However, if the Jaguars’ trust in him isn’t misplaced, he should be able to perform his job effectively in 2021.

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