No. 2 most important Jaguars arrival in 2023: Anton Harrison, RT
The thing about making plans is things can change for a myriad of reasons. For instance, the Jaguars gave left tackle Cam Robinson a three-year deal worth $54 million last offseason because they believed he was going to be a long-term pillar on the offensive line.
However, they probably didn't expect the Alabama product to get suspended for violations to the league's performance-enhancing drug policy earlier this year but that's precisely what ended up happening.
With Robinson now set to miss games while he serves the suspension, the top brass had to replenish the offensive line. The good news was that they already had Walker Little in the fold and he's previously shown starting potential, so plugging him at left tackle seems like the best course of action. On the other hand, if Robinson hadn't violated the PED policy, Little could have taken Jawaan Taylor's place at right tackle after leaving in free agency.
Having to replace Robinson on the left side, Little wasn't a viable option at right tackle. This led Jacksonville to select Anton Harrison in the first round of this year's draft. Although Harrison mostly lined up at left tackle at Oklahoma, he'll be making a switch to the right side in the NFL.
The Jaguars believe Harrison can make the switch and having offensive line coach Phil Rauscher should help immensely. The Washington D.C. native will probably experience a few bumps and bruises as a rookie but he's got the potential to become a long-term fixture on the right side of the Jaguars' offensive line, and if he does, letting Taylor walk in free agency will have been a pretty smart move.