5 Jacksonville Jaguars whose stock has crashed beyond repair
No. 5 Jaguars player whose stock has crashed – Jawaan Taylor
Back in 2019, right tackle Jawaan Taylor looked like a steal after falling to the second round. Although the Florida product showed promise in his rookie campaign, he regressed in his sophomore season and hasn’t been much better in 2021.
Taylor leads the team in penalties with 11 and has a 46.4 Pro Football Focus run-blocking grade. He has the athleticism and the tools to play at a high level, so it’s uncertain what’s stopping him from becoming a mainstay of the Jaguar’s offensive line. Surprisingly, he has not been benched in spite of his struggles.
You could make the case the coaching staff should give rookie Walker Little the chance to start at right tackle and see how he fares. That would allow them to assess the position and determine whether they need to address it next offseason.
The Jaguars have given Taylor a legitimate chance to prove he’s the long-term answer at right tackle but hasn’t been able to seize it. He will be in the last year of his rookie deal in 2022 but it doesn’t look like he will be a part of the Jaguars. Based on his play this season, he shouldn’t. Then again, he’s only 24 and could end up thriving. Nevertheless, the Jags should let another team deal with it.