Jaguars can still sign these 4 impact free agents before training camp

Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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4. Mitchell Schwartz can give the Jacksonville Jaguars depth up front.

The Jaguars brought back their starting offensive line from 2020 and they expect the unit to play better after allowing 44 sacks last season. The interior looks solid ahead of training camp. Left guard Andrew Norwell, center Brandon Linder, and right guard A.J. Cann performed well in 2020 but the edges are a different deal.

Left tackle Cam Robinson has been inconsistent throughout his four-year career while right tackle Jawaan Taylor took a step back after showing promise in his rookie campaign. Offensive line coach George Warhop says both players have made strides this offseason but mentioned that there’s still plenty of work to do, especially in pass protection.

The team’s brass used a second-round pick in this year’s draft on Walker Little. They could groom the Stanford product into a starter, and he could join the starting lineup if either Taylor or Robinson struggles. However, they should consider giving former Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz a call. He started 134 consecutive games before missing ten and the 2020 NFL postseason.

Schwartz underwent surgery this offseason and should be healthy or close to it by the start of the 2021 season. Back in 2018, he earned a First-Team All-Pro designation, so the Jags’ brass should give him a look and see how his rehab is going. They could give him a one-year deal and let him work his way back to full strength. Also, he would offer insurance in case Robinson or Taylor themselves miss time with injuries or underperform.

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