No. 4 Jaguars’ offensive group entering Week 1: Offensive line
The Jaguars’ offensive line has a balanced mix of youth and veterans, which is what you want in a position group. Cam Robinson is back at left tackle after signing a multi-year extension earlier this year. The Alabama product had a hard time finding consistency early in his career but he put it all together in 2021, when he allowed just one sack and posted a Pro Football Focus of 67.4, the best mark in his five-year career.
Brandon Scherff is taking over at right guard, giving the Jags’ offensive line an immense boost. It’s true he hasn’t played a full season since 2016 but the group could be without him for a few weeks and not miss a beat. After all, veteran Tyler Shatley has experience playing center and guard, and the Jags can plug him in at any time if needed.
Jawaan Taylor is also back at right tackle after competing with Walker Little through training camp and the preseason. The former Florida Gator has made 49 consecutive starts since 2019 and will keep the streak alive in Week 1. If he were to underperform, the Jags can always roll with Little, who fared well at left tackle in relief of Robinson last year.
Ben Bartch is starting at left guard and rookie Luke Fortner is doing the same at center. You could make the case that they’re the weakest links in the Jags’ offensive line but the coaching staff seems to be high on them. They will both have the chance to prove their worth against the Washington Commanders’ stout defensive front in Week 1.