3. The Jaguars must find out what they have in OT Walker Little.
The Jaguars threw several curveballs in the first two rounds of last year’s draft. While there was never a doubt they were going to take Trevor Lawrence at No. 1, their other three moves were for the lack of a better word… interesting. They selected running back Travis Etienne with the 25th overall pick and later chose cornerback Tyson Campbell at No. 33 and offensive tackle Walker Little with the 45th selection.
Campbell went on to have a promising rookie campaign and while Etienne missed the whole season with a Lisfranc injury, he will be ready for training camp and make an impact. On the other hand, Walker’s role in 2022 is less clear.
Signing a three-year deal worth $54 million cemented Cam Robinson’s status as the team’s starting left tackle. On the other side of the offensive line, Jawaan Taylor is set to start at right tackle in 2022, possibly leaving Walker without a role ahead of training camp.
Walker could still compete with Taylor for the right tackle job and the Jaguars need to give him an extended look and see what they have in him. After all, he showed potential as a rookie, starting three games and allowing just two sacks on 139 pass-blocking snaps. This is noteworthy when you take into account that he missed most of the 2019 season with a torn ACL and opted out of the 2020 campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic.