5 Jaguars players who vastly improved their play after slow start to the season

• Some Jaguars players had an impact right out of the gate this season. Others needed a bit of time to hit their stride, including the 5 on this list.

Oct 29, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68) blocks
Oct 29, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68) blocks / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Anton Harrison, RT

Right tackle Jawaan Taylor had a breakout season last year but instead of re-signing him, the Jags opted to let him walk in free agency. The former Florida Gator ended up signing a four-year deal worth $80 million with the Kansas City Chiefs but it didn't look like the team's brass was particularly worried about losing him. As a matter of fact, they had options to replace him. The first one was to fill the void with Walker Little.

Although Little's natural position is left tackle, he competed with Taylor for the starting job last year. He lost the battle but took things to the wire, showing he could also line up on the right side. However, the plan took a hit when Cam Robinson was served with a four-game suspension to begin the 2023 season. With Little projected to fill in for Robinson, Jacksonville drafted Anton Harrison 27th overall.

Not long after picking Harrison, the Jaguars said they were moving him to right tackle after mainly playing on the left edge at Oklahoma. He struggled early in the transition, especially against defensive linemen Chris Jones and Will Anderson Jr. He wasn't much better in run-blocking assignments but the Jags have stood behind him, and it's easy to see why.

Not only was Harrison adjusting to the NFL but he was doing it while also switching sides. Then again, the Jaguars were confident he could pull it off. Otherwise, they wouldn't have drafted him and moved him to right tackle. Their trust paid off, as the Washington, D.C. native has found his footing in recent weeks.

Harrison will still have a few rough outings, but that's expected from rookies. Still, he's quickly becoming a mainstay of the Jaguars' offensive trenches.