4 Jaguars players who will benefit the most from Doug Pederson’s arrival

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The Jacksonville Jaguars’ search for a new head coach lasted several weeks and probably more than it should but it’s now officially over, as Doug Pederson will fill the vacancy left by Urban Meyer.

Pederson will need to get to work as soon as possible, as free agency is around the corner. Furthermore, he and general manager Trent Baalke must sit together and evaluate the current state of the roster. They will need to decide what positional groups they will need to prioritize this offseason but also which players need to get the boot and which ones have to take the next step next season.

While some players might not fit Pederson’s vision, these four should benefit from his presence.

No. 1 Jaguars player who benefits from Doug Pederson – Walker Little.

Left tackle Cam Robinson played well in the second half of the 2021 season and deserves a multi-year contract after playing the year under the franchise tag. It remains to be seen if the Jags are the ones that give it to him, as they have Walker Little waiting under the wing.

Despite the fact that Little hardly played early in his rookie campaign, he made the most of his chance when given the chance, allowing just one total pressure and no sacks in the last two games of the season. Even if the Jags decide to re-sign Robinson, Doug Pederson will find a spot for the former Stanford Cardinal in the starting offensive line.

If Little doesn’t start at left tackle, he could compete with Jawaan Taylor for the right tackle job. Regardless of where he lines up, Pederson won’t let him stand on the sidelines.