5 Jaguars who are certified building blocks for the future

The Jacksonville Jaguars' roster is filled with lots of talented players and these five have the potential to become building blocks for the future.
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No. 4 Jaguars certified building block: Walker Little, LT

Here's another entry that might raise eyebrows at first but makes sense when you give it a close look. Walker Little, a second-round pick in the 2021 selection meeting, is entering his first year as the starting left tackle but has the talent to become Trevor Lawrence's blindside protector for the foreseeable future.

Little will be replacing Cam Robinson, who will serve a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, and the Jaguars should strongly consider sticking with him if he plays well. This is a realistic scenario when you take into account that Little is no slouch. Back in 2018, he was seen as a potential first-round pick but after suffering an ACL injury in 2019 and opting out due to the Covid-19 pandemic the following year, he slid to the second round in 2021.

As a rookie, Little ended up making three starts. He struggled in the first one but fared much better in the next two. Similarly, the former Stanford Cardinal filled in for Robinson late in the 2022 season when he suffered a meniscus injury. He went on to start five games (two in the playoff) and the offense didn't miss a beat.

Working in Little's favor is that he's still on his rookie deal while Robinson's is set to count $17.75 million against the cap next season. If he makes a strong impression early in the 2023 season, he might give the Jaguars no choice but to move on from Robinson.