Right tackle is a bigger need than left tackle for the Jaguars.
Earlier this year, the Jaguars chose to apply the franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson. All things considered, it hasn’t been a bad investment. The Alabama product has been solid in 2021. He’s allowed 29 pressures but hasn’t given up a single sack. On the other side of the coin, he’s set to become a free agent, and the team’s brass needs to decide if they want to bring him back.
Robinson will (rightfully) want to get the best possible contract, and if the Jaguars aren’t willing to pay him retail, they can promote Walker Little to the lineup. Another possibility is to sign a left tackle in free agency although the 2022 class isn’t particularly loaded at the position. Regardless of what they do at left tackle, they have options but they need to decide what they want to do with at right tackle.
Jawaan Taylor has allowed 26 pressures and three sacks this season. However, the biggest concern surrounding the former Florida Gator is the penalties he’s been racking up in 2021. He’s been flagged an alarming 11 times and is on pace to surpass his career-high of 14. In a fourth-quarter drive against the Falcons, the right tackle committed two penalties, a false start, and a holding, that cost the Jaguars 15 yards. Had the right tackle not been flagged, the offense would have probably gotten seven points instead of three and the outcome of the game might have been different.
Taylor will enter the last year of his rookie contract in 2022. The jaguars need to decide what they want to do with him. They could re-sign Robinson and move Walker to the right side. Or they could draft a right tackle and groom him behind Taylor.