Trevor Lawrence, Travon Walker, Tank Bigsby, Travis Etienne, Tyson Campbell: These are the most recognizable Jacksonville Jaguars, and all of them will be integral to the success of the team. I would have thrown Calvin Ridley and Josh Allen on the list, but it would have ruined my alliterative introduction. That said, football, more than any other sport, is a complete team effort.
All phases of the game must work in concert with each other to produce the desired result. While these seven men will be called on to carry the team, there are others whose roles are just as important. Andre Cisco, Walker Little, and Brandon McManus are three such guys, and it is important that they get off to fast starts.
No. 3 Jaguars player who must get off to a hot start in 2023: Walker Little, LT
Walker Little is a big man (6'7", 325 lbs.) who has an opportunity to make his presence felt during the first four games of the season while Cam Robinson serves his four-game suspension. Also a product of the 2021 draft, Little graded higher than the rest of the offensive line, albeit with fewer snaps, in his rookie year.
It is important for him to get off to a hot start this year because with nagging injuries along the offensive line, depth is needed at the position. More importantly, he will be protecting Trevor Lawrence's blind side, and although the Jaguars only face one formidable pass rush in the Chiefs —without Chris Jones' 15.5 sacks — over the four-game span, keeping Lawrence upright is priority number one.
Little must gain the confidence of the coaching staff by performing well and proving he can be a starter even when Robinson returns.