3 big upgrades on the Jacksonville Jaguars offense in 2023

Mar 4, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Penn State tight end Brenton Strange (TE14).
Mar 4, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Penn State tight end Brenton Strange (TE14). / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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2. The Jacksonville Jaguars will move Walker Little to left tackle

The Jaguars raised a few eyebrows in when they drafted offensive tackle Walker Little 45th overall in 2021. First, they had just applied the franchise tag on Cam Robinson. Also, Little hadn't played football in nearly two years after tearing his ACL in 2019 and opting out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Little ended up making three starts in relief of Robinson in his rookie campaign. While he struggled in the first, he was much better in the next two. The former Stanford Cardinal competed with Jawaan Taylor for the right tackle job last offseason but lost and was the team's swing tackle for most of the year.

However, Little got his chance to play in 2022 when Robinson hurt his meniscus near the end of the season. He went on to make five starts and held his own. With Taylor leaving in free agency, it seemed like Little was going to step in at right tackle. But due to Robinson's suspension for violations to the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, he will line up at left tackle instead. All things considered, this could be a potential upgrade.

It's true that Little has only made eight starts (two in the playoffs) the last two years but he's flashed potential and should be even better with a full offseason to prepare. Furthermore, it's easy to forget now but if he hadn't gotten injured in 2019, there's a good chance he would have been a top 15 pick in the draft.

Little still needs to prove that he can play left tackle for a full season but the Jaguars should be thrilled about his huge upside.