Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 biggest training-camp wild cards

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Will Walker Little see the field for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021?

You could make a list of all reasons the Jaguars had one of the worst offenses in the NFL last season. Instability at quarterback should rank at the top. Injuries to key players should be a close second but offensive line play must be up there too.

The Jags allowed 44 sacks in 2020. Their inability to protect the quarterback killed drives. They need to do a better job of protecting the quarterback this upcoming season. The team’s brass decided to bring back all their starters from last season. They think continuity should help the unit perform better, so they also kept offensive line coach George Warhop. All starters from last season are also back but some of them could lose their starting jobs.

Jaguars rookie offensive tackle Walker Little was on his way to become a top pick in the draft two years ago before he tore his ACL. He then opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic but he looks great according to head coach Urban Meyer. Although the Stanford product last played football in 2019, he could challenge either Cam Robinson or Jawaan Taylor in training camp.

Little will probably start the season as the top backup at offensive tackle but having a solid training camp can go a long way towards convincing the coaching staff he is ready to join the starting lineup in his rookie campaign. It may not account for much but drafting him was recently named the Jags’ smartest decision this offseason, so it’s clear he has the talent to succeed in the NFL.