5 Jacksonville Jaguars tumbling down the depth chart during preseason

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Jacksonville Jaguars player tumbling down No. 3 – OT Cam Robinson

Left tackle Cam Robinson‘s stock isn’t necessarily plummeting and he’s not in danger of being cut. But he’s probably looking over his shoulders. Earlier this year, offensive line coach George Warhop told the local media that the 2017 second-round selection had been making strides but he still needed to be more consistent in pass blocking.

Robinson had a solid preseason debut, giving just one pressure. However, the Jaguars’ coaching staff gave rookie Walker Little plenty of playing time against the Cleveland Browns. The Stanford product appeared in a team-high 49 offensive snaps and posted a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 72.5 while Robinson earned a 57.9 PFF overall grade in 18 snaps. Granted, Robinson is a veteran and doesn’t need as much playing time in the preseason as Little but it’s still worth noting.

Earlier this year, the Jaguars applied the franchise on Robinson. At the time, head coach Urban Meyer said the team would like to see a long-term deal get done but hasn’t revised the issue since then. But Jacksonville may be better off taking a wait-and-see approach. What if Little ends up seizing the starting job before the end of the 2021 season? Also, the Alabama product has been inconsistent over his four-year career, never giving up at least 40 pressures in three of the last four seasons.

Robinson won’t just hand the starting job to Little but he should definitely be on notice. The Jags’ coaching staff won’t hesitate to bench him in favor of the rookie if he struggles in 2021.