3 burning questions surrounding the Jaguars O-Line ahead of the 2023 season

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No. 1 Can Walker Little be the answer at left tackle for the Jaguars?

The Jags selected offensive tackle Walker Little with the 42nd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft despite the fact that they had just applied the franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson. The fact that Little hadn't played in nearly two years after suffering an ACL injury and later opting out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic made things even more confusing. Why use a premium pick on a player and wouldn't contribute right off the bat?

The answer is simple. Before getting hurt, Little showed lots of upside, and if he had stayed healthy, he would have most likely been a top-10 pick. Although the Jaguars' decision to draft the former Stanford Cardinal didn't immediately pay off dividends, he'll have the chance to prove his worth in 2023.

With Robinson set to miss several games in 2023, Little will line up at left tackle, and signs point toward him doing a good job and remaining there throughout the season. Last year, he competed with Jawaan Taylor for the right tackle job and although he lost, he took it to the wire even though he switched sides. It's fair to assume that he might have won the battle if he had had more experience lining up on the right side.

Another reason not to fret about Little stepping up at left tackle is that he made five starts (two in the playoffs last season) and was able to hold his own.

So why is Little starting at left tackle a potential reason for concern? The truth is that he should fare well but him struggling will remain a possibility, albeit a slim one, until he shows out in the regular season.

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