Jaguars’ rookie report card a mixed bag ahead of Week 13

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Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72). Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Jaguars’ rookie report card – Walker Little – 2nd round, 45th overall

Jaguars offensive line coach George Warhop said during the offseason that Walker Little was as, if not, more prepared than a first or second-round selection he’s ever coached. While that may be true, the former Stanford Cardinal has made just one start in 2021, the Week 9 game against the Buffalo Bills, but has otherwise watched from the sidelines.

Little performed well all things considered in his lone start. However, Cam Robinson has played well and is entrenched at left tackle. The rookie has a lot of upside but may have to wait until next year to join the starting lineup. One alternative could be to move him to right tackle and let him showcase his talent.

Grade: C+

Jaguars’ rookie report card – Andre Cisco – 3rd round, 65th overall

Andre Cisco had the highest Pro Football Focus overall grade among rookie safeties in the preseason but hasn’t played much in 2021. The coaching staff went with Andrew Wingard and the former Orangeman hasn’t seen the field much. In fact, he saw his snaps on defense decrease after getting a few in the first two weeks of the season.

When starter Rayshawn Jenkins got disqualified in Week 11, sophomore Daniel Thomas got the nod over Cisco. That could be a sign the rookie safety may not be ready for a bigger role on the Jaguars’ offense. While it’s too early to pan the pick, you would want to see more from Cisco by now.

Grade: C-