Jaguars 5 biggest disappointments of the 2021 season

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Right tackle Jawaan Taylor (75) of the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3 Jaguars’ biggest disappointment in 2021 –  Jawaan Taylor, RT.

It may feel like right tackle Jawaan Taylor is being picked on, as he also popped on a list of players that should be released but that’s not the case. Simply, he hasn’t lived up to expectations even though he’s given several chances.

A second-round selection in 2019, Taylor has started at right tackle since Day 1 and hasn’t missed a single game. That’s a pretty good accomplishment when you take into account that NFL players regularly miss games due to the beating they receive every Sunday. On the other hand, he should have made a leap in his third season and didn’t.

Taylor showed flashes in his rookie year but he regressed in his sophomore campaign, allowing a concerning 58 total pressures and nine sacks. Bouncing back seems reasonable in Year 3, as the Florida Gator has never lacked the size and the athleticism to play in the pros. Also, Urban Meyer kept offensive line coach George Warhop, which in theory should have helped the right tackle. All things considered, he did show some improvement, giving up 24 fewer total pressures and two sacks less. However, he committed several penalties, (some of them costly) that hurt the Jags’ ability to move the ball.

Taylor is entering the last year of his rookie deal and there’s a chance he could become the player the Jags envisioned when they drafted him but time is running out. Don’t be surprised if the team’s brass brings in competition in training camp for the right tackle job.