3 underrated needs for the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason

• The Jaguars have pressing needs on the interior offensive line and the pass rush rotation. But they must also address these 3 positions in the offseason.

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72) looks to hit offensive tackle Coy Cronk
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72) looks to hit offensive tackle Coy Cronk / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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1. Offensive tackle

Even though the Jaguars didn't have adequate depth on the interior offensive line last year, they had a surplus at offensive tackle. Cam Robinson served a suspension to start the season but the team didn't miss a beat with Walker Little filling in for him.

Although then-rookie Anton Harrison didn't miss a game, Little could've also stepped in at right tackle if needed, having taken reps at the position in 2022's training camp. That said, it's hard to see Jacksonville keeping the three next season due to cap constraints.

Robinson is entering the last year of the three-year contract he signed in 2022. All the guarantees on his deal were void by the suspension, so the Jags could free up $17 million in cap space with just $3.8 million in dead money. Trading him seems like a reasonable course of action but there's also a scenario in which they'll keep him and deal Little instead.

A second-round pick in the 2021 draft, Little has shown starting potential when called upon. He might even have a higher ceiling than Robinson, which makes him an enticing trade option. He's entering the last year of his rookie deal, and if the Jags rather keep Robinson, they could shop Little around.

Whether the Jaguars part ways with Little or Robinson, they would need a new swing tackle. There will be a few affordable options in free agency, such as Jermaine Eluemunor or Mike Onwenu. An alternative would be to use a mid-round pick of the position.

In a perfect world, the Jaguars would like to keep both Little and Robinson. They could make it work out by giving Robinson an extension, but they may want to lock up Little early if they think he's the longer-term answer at the position. Either way, the Jaguars will probably need to add depth at offensive tackle this offseason.

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