Jacksonville Jaguars player under scrutiny No.2 – Left tackle Cam Robinson
Left tackle was one of the Jaguars’ biggest needs this offseason and there were several routes they could have taken to address it. They had the cap space to make an offer to eight-time Pro Bowler Trent Williams, who ended up re-signing with the San Francisco 49ers. They also had the chance to make a bid for offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr., who wanted out of Baltimore and ended up landing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
So what did the Jags do? They applied the franchise tag on Cam Robinson. While they won’t have to break the bank for the Alabama product, they are also overpaying for a player that has been inconsistent throughout his four-year career in the NFL.
Robinson has allowed 85 total pressures over the last two seasons and has never posted a Pro Football Focus overall grade higher than 63.4. Offensive line head coach George Warhop told the media that the 2017 second-round pick has made strides but he needs to be more consistent in pass blocking.
The Jaguars’ coaching staff may not hesitate to pull Robinson from the starting lineup in 2021 and see what they have in rookie offensive tackle Walker Little. Warhop praised the former Cardinal and noted that he came into minicamp as or more prepared than any first or second-round selection he’s ever coached.
The Jags are giving Robinson one more chance to show is the long-term answer at left tackle. If he doesn’t seize the opportunity, they could move on from him next offseason.