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. 1 Jaguars certified building block: Trevor Lawrence, QB

No list of Jaguars future building blocks would be complete without Trevor Lawrence, who's quickly becoming one of the top quarterbacks in the league. Throughout the 2010s, the Jags tried several ways to find stability at quarterback but failed every single time. It wasn't for a lack of effort though.

The Jags gave Nick Foles a top-market deal in 2019 and used a first-round pick on Blaine Bortles. Unfortunately, both passers flopped right away. On the other hand, Blake Bortles had his moments and Gardner Minshew provided a spark as a rookie but neither proved to be the long-term answer at the most important position on the football field.

It wasn't until Jacksonville drafted Trevor Lawrence in 2021 that they stopped the revolving door at quarterback and even then, it took them a while to leave the cellar of the league. Without an adequate supporting cast and Urban Meyer as his head coach, Lawrence struggled as a rookie. The silver lining is that he consistently flashed the talent that earned him the "generational talent" moniker at Clemson.

Following his rookie year, the Jaguars' brass ensured Lawrence had a wide array of weapons and a head coach that could help him untap his potential. The young passer repaid them with a highly productive season, one that ended with the AFC South title and a trip to the playoffs.

Lawrence is an ascending talent that could join the MVP conversation in 2023. More importantly, he'll have a chance to solidify his place as the face of the franchise.

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