Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 most important preseason developments

TE James O'Shaughnessy #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
TE James O'Shaughnessy #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /
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Offensive tackle Walker Little #72 and offensive tackle Cam Robinson #74 (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars must protect Trevor Lawrence.

Trevor Lawrence has been far from great in this year’s preseason. It’s true that he needs to get rid of the ball faster but hasn’t gotten much help from the offensive line. Also, the Jags have had trouble running the ball, so it’s really hard to assess the rookie quarterback’s performance over the last two weeks.

During Meyer’s sitdown with the media on Wednesday, he touched on the team’s inability to get the running game going against the Saints.

"When I talked to you guys after the game, we were very disappointed with the run game. And what’s our identity? what’s all those questions? But then, I watched the film and a lot of it was perimeter blocking issues that we have many missed assignments."

Keep in mind that the Jaguars were without three starters, so their offensive line should get a boost once they’re back in the lineup.

The Jaguars opted to bring back all their starting offensive linemen from last year. The team’s brass believes that having the same group will lead to more consistency and a better performance upfront. Left tackle Cam Robinson, right tackle A.J. Cann, and left guard Andrew Norwell are set to become free agents next offseason. It will be interesting to see who stays beyond 2021 but the unit could look very different next year.

In fact, Jacksonville drafted offensive tackle Walker Little in Round 2 of this year’s selection meeting. Although he’s not ready yet, he could take Robinson’s spot in the lineup. For the time being, the Jaguars believe their offensive line can protect Lawrence this upcoming season. Let’s see if their trust pays off.

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