No. 2 team that should call the Jaguars about Jawaan Taylor: Raiders
Even though former Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock missed on several draft picks, his successor, Dave Ziegler, and head coach Josh McDaniels inherited a roster with plenty of talent at most position groups.
The Silver and Black has a franchise quarterback in Derek Carr and one of the best wide receiver duos in Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow. Moreover, Darren Waller is one of the top tight ends in the league. On the other hand, their offensive line is a work in progress, and they help at most positions.
Besides left tackle Kolton Miller and rookie center Dylan Parham, Las Vegas has fringe starters protecting Carr. They gave 2020 first-round pick Alex Leatherwood a chance to win the starting job at right tackle but he struggled there and inside, so he was waived before final roster cutdown day.
You know you’re offensive line is in bad shape when you have no qualms about giving up on a high-draft pick after just one year. While Jawaan Taylor is far from an All-Pro, he would bring stability at right tackle. Also, he could benefit from the change of scenario and because he’s entering the last year of his rookie year, he would be incentivized to have a breakout season.
Carr is a productive quarterback but he’s got a propensity to fumble the football and needs optimal protection up front to succeed. That’s why it would be a good idea to trade for Taylor, who would limit the number of times Carr is exposed to getting hit.