4. The Jaguars need to give their young players more snaps.
James Robinson shouldn’t be the only player that should get a bigger workload in the last four games of the 2021 season. The team’s brass used second and third-round picks to draft offensive tackle Walker Little and safety Andre Cisco, respectively. Neither rookie has gotten much playing time and the team must chance that.
Cisco has mostly related to special teams for most of the year but it wouldn’t hurt to see what he brings to the table. Andrew Wingard is not the long-term answer at safety and the team needs to evaluate the position and determine if they need to pour resources into it next offseason. Joe Cullen told the media Friday, via Mia O’Brien of First Coast News, that the rookie out of Syracuse is getting a lot of work and will get some reps this week. How much, it remains to be seen.
On the other hand, Derrell Bevell told the local media Friday he doesn’t foresee Little starting. However, he noted that he feels confident in the rookie offensive tackle in case he needs to play. The interim head coach’s thought process makes sense as he likely wants to see continuity up front. Having said that, he needs to reconsider his approach before the end of the season.
Right tackle Jawaan Taylor is struggling and left tackle Cam Robison is set to be a free agent. The team needs to know if Little can step in either spot.