No. 2 trade to propel the Jaguars to the Super Bowl: James Hurst, OL
The Jaguars' offensive line is undergoing a transition and some analysts wonder whether it will hold up together for a few reasons. First, rookie Anton Harrison will switch to the right side after mostly lining up at left tackle in college.
Also, the team's brass is betting on Walker Little to replace Cam Robinson at left tackle while he serves a suspension for violations to the league's policy. However, a bigger question ahead of training camp is Ben Bartch's availability, or lack thereof for the start of the regular season.
Bartch, a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft, dislocated his knee last year and he may not be ready for training camp. If he isn't ready, veteran Tyler Shatley will fill in for him at left guard like he did last season. But if the Jaguars want to err on the side of caution, they should strongly consider trading for offensive lineman James Hurst.
After going undrafted in 2014, Hurst signed with the Baltimore Ravens, where he spent the first six years of his NFL career. He then joined the New Orleans Saints in 2020. Since then, he's appeared in 45 games with 36 starts in The Big Easy.
Even though the North Carolina product has mostly played left tackle throughout his career, he's also lined up at guard. In fact, most of Hurst's snaps in 2017 were on the interior offensive line and he would give the Jaguars a solid alternative at left guard in case Bartch isn't fully healthy.