Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 training camp preview: Offensive line
The Jacksonville Jaguars need their offensive line to improve in 2021.
Here are offensive linemen that will probably make the Jaguars’ 53-man roster.
- Left tackle Cam Robinson
- Left guard Andrew Norwell
- Center Brandon Linder
- Right guard A.J. Cann
- Right tackle Jawaan Taylor
- Offensive tackle Walker Little
- Offensive tackle Will Richardson
- Interior offensive lineman Ben Bartch
- Interior offensive lineman Tyler Shatley
Basically, Little will be the only new addition to the unit. Bartch and Shatley may only see time if one of the starters gets injured. Keep in mind that the Jaguars could have dealt Norwell earlier this year but restructured his contract instead and will become a free agent next offseason. Cann and Robinson could also hit the open market if they don’t agree to an extension. Taylor isn’t entering a contract year but he could benefit from having a good year after struggling in 2020.
The Jaguars’ interior offensive line was solid last year is in good shape ahead of the 2021 season but the team could use better play from both Robinson and Taylor. Both have been inconsistent and the duo needs to play at a high level if the Jaguars want to keep rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence upright.
George Warhop told the local media Robinson and Taylor have made strides this offseason but there is still room for improvement. The offensive line coach praised the offensive tackles for their work on the running game but noted that they need to be more consistent in their pass blocking. In fact, Robinson and Taylor were anoited as the Jags’ X-factor not long ago.
If either one struggles, Little could take their spot in the starting lineup. Warhop spoke highly of the Stanford product and said that he came as or more prepared than any first-round pick he’s ever coached.
The Jaguars’ brass trusts their current offensive line starters to play at a high level in 2022. If they don’t see improvement, expect the unit to undergo meaningful changes in 2022.