2. Jawaan Taylor – Jacksonville Jaguars right tackle
Sometimes, it’s better not to change the way things are. At least that’s what the Jaguars probably thought when assessing the offensive line. After all, they opted not to make major additions to the unit and brought back all five starters from 2020. Looking back, it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.
The Jags’ interior offensive line held their own last season. On the other hand, their offensive tackles could and must play better in 2021. Left tackle Cam Robinson started all 16 games for the first time in his four-year career but posted a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 61.7 and allowed 40 total pressures.
Right tackle Jawaan Taylor wasn’t much better and regressed after showing promise the season before. The 2019 second-round pick played every single offensive snap last season but earned a 56.5 PFF overall grade and gave up 58 total pressures.
Offensive line coach George Warhop said both Robinson and Taylor need to be more consistent in pass protection but the latter may have a higher chance to play at a high level in 2021. He’s coming off his second season in the NFL and his dip in performance may’ve been due to the general state of the Jaguars last season.
It’s possible that the Florida product gets back on track with a new coaching staff and another year under Warhop. The offensive line coach knows him well and the things he needs to work on. Don’t be surprised if Taylor reaches his potential and plays at a Pro Bowl level this upcoming season.