No. 4 Walker Little proving he can be Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence's blindside protector
One of the biggest developments worth keeping an eye on in training camp is Walker Little's adjustment to playing left tackle. With Cam Robinson expected to sit out four games while he serves a suspension for violations to the PED policy, Little will step in his place.
A second-round pick in 2021, Little competed with Jawaan Taylor for the starting job at right tackle last year but ended up losing. He started the season on the bench but the Jags plugged him in on the left side when Robinson sustained a meniscus injury.
Little ended up making three starts in the regular season and two in the playoffs. He will now have a chance to permanently seize the job and there are reasons to believe he's capable of doing so.
For starters, Little was one of the top collegiate prospects back in 2018 and if he hadn't suffered a season-ending injury in 2019, he would have probably been a top-10 pick in the draft the following year. He decided to return to Stanford in 2020 but later chose to opt out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Having not played in nearly two years hurt his draft stock and ended up sliding to Round 2.
It's worth noting that Little fared particularly well at right tackle even though he had never lined up there, and if he had had more experience, he might have unseated Taylor. Now, the Texans native won't have to compete with anyone and will have a clear path to show everyone that he should be Trevor Lawrence's blindside protector for the foreseeable future.