Jacksonville Jaguars ideal starting lineup following 2021 NFL Draft

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Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence, RB Travis Etienne, GM Trent Baalke and owner Shahid Khan (Imagn Images photo pool) /

Here’s how the Jacksonville Jaguars offense will potentially look in Week 1.

The Jaguars’ search for a franchise quarterback ended when they drafted Trevor Lawerence first overall. The Clemson product should be able to take advantage of all the weapons he will have at his disposal, including sophomore running back James Robinson and a wide receiver corps full of talented players.

Quarterback: Trevor Lawrence

Running back: James Robinson

Wide receivers: DJ Chark Jr., Marvin Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr.

Tight end: James O’Shaugnessy

Marvin Jones is the only new skill-position player in the lineup. DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault played at a high level last season in spite of the instability at quarterback. With Trevor Lawrence in the lineup, the Jaguars will get better production from their wide receiver corps.

Keep in mind that Robinson will carry most of the workload but rookie running back Travis Etienne will have a big role on offense. On the other hand, tight end is still an area of need but James O’Shaugnessy is currently the best tight end the Jags have right now, so he will start by default.

Left tackle: Cam Robinson

Left guard: Andrew Norwell

Center: Brandon Linder

Right guard: A.J. Cann

Right tackle: Jawaan Taylor

This Jacksonville team brought back all their offensive line starters from 2020. Cam Robinson needs to show he’s the team’s long-term answer at left tackle and Jawaan Taylor has to play better after underperforming last season. Walker Little, the 45th overall pick in 2021’s draft,  will be the primary backup at offensive tackle but if either Robinson or Taylor struggles, the team should give the Stanford product a look.

Also, the Jaguars re-signed interior offensive lineman Tyler Shatley. Last season, Andrew Norwell and Brandon Linder missed games with injuries and Shatley took their place. Expect him to do the same if any of the starting interior linemen are out.