Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 players that must step up in 2021

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Cam Robinson, left tackle. 2. player. 52. . .

The Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping Cam Robinson will improve.

When a team is able to win just one game in one season, it is for more than just one reason. The same is true when an offense can’t put enough points on the scoreboard to win. In 2020, the Jaguars scored 30 points just once and there are many reasons for that. The quarterback couldn’t get the ball to the skill players, wide receiver drop some key passes, opposing defenses stacked the box against rookie running back James Robinson and the offensive line couldn’t block.

On the bright side, the Jags are taking the steps to fix most of the issues that surrounded their offense in 2020. By now, it’s one of the worst kept secrets that they will take quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Clemson product should be able to get the wide receivers the ball, which should, in turn, boost their production while defenses will have to respect the running game.

On the other hand, the Jaguars’ offensive line will have to do a better job of protecting the quarterback. For that to happen, Cam Robinson needs to become more consistent and become the franchise left tackle Jacksonville expects him to be, something he hasn’t been capable of doing in his first four seasons in the NFL.

The Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Robinson this offseason, and the team’s brass has said that they would want to sign him to a long-term contract. The Alabama product will have one year to show he can be the long-term solution at left tackle.