5. player who could be entering last year with the Jaguars – Jawaan Taylor.
After a solid rookie campaign, right tackle Jawaan Taylor took a step back in 2020. He was expected to bounce back and have a breakout season in 2021 but he was instead among the most penalized players in the league. You could argue that the Jaguars’ coaching staff should have pulled Taylor out of the field and given Walker Little a chance but he remained in the lineup throughout the season.
This year will be different though. With Cam Robinson firmly entrenched at left tackle, Taylor may need to compete with Little for the right tackle job. He should enter training camp at the top of the depth chart but it’s uncertain if he will be in the starting lineup in the season opener. General manager Trent Baalke recently implied that Taylor might not have gotten the best coaching, so he will most like have a legitimate shot to keep his job.
On the other hand, there’s still a chance the Jags take Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal with the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. While he could lineup at left guard in his rookie campaign, he could move to right tackle in 2023, so Jacksonville has plenty of options in case Taylor struggles. Again, the former Gator will most likely get a once last chance to show he should be part of the team’s future but he will also be under pressure to deliver.