Cameron Fleming would be a low-key solid addition to the Jacksonville Jaguars O-Line
The Jacksonville Jaguars need to add depth to their offensive line and they're currently exploring all the different ways they can do it. While they could wait until the 2023 NFL Draft, they could also sign a free agent, which is why they hosted Cameron Fleming for a visit.
The Jags met with Fleming, per Field Yates of ESPN. Although a signing isn't imminent and might not get done in the upcoming days, it's good to see the front office do due diligence and weigh their options ahead of the draft. After all, if they inked Fleming, they could devote their picks in early rounds to more pressing needs, such as cornerback or edge rusher.
A fourth-round pick by the New England Patriots in 2014, the former Stanford Cardinal has also suited up for the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants and more recently the Denver Broncos. Last season, he made 15 starts and lined up at both left and right tackle, which is one of his biggest appeals.
Fleming can play several positions, which could incentivize the Jaguars' brass to get a deal done. Even though he's not a Pro Bowl-caliber player he's more than capable to hold his own. He's posted Pro Football Focus overall grades above 71.0 the last two seasons and would be a low-key solid addition to the Jaguars' offensive line.
Cam Fleming would offer more than depth to the Jacksonville Jaguars
Third-year offensive lineman Walker Little will get the first crack at replacing right tackle Jawaan Taylor, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency. Although Little, a 2021 second-round selection, has shown starting potential in the past, the Jaguars might want to bring in someone to compete with him for the right tackle job in training camp.
Also, the Jaguars need to add a swing tackle if Little joins the starting lineup on a full-time basis and there will be several intriguing options when they're on the clock at No. 24. Among some of the prospects that might be available at that spot are Anton Harrison (Oklahoma), Darnell Wright (Tennesse) and Dawand Jones (Ohio State). Having said that, signing Fleming presents a solid alternative.
After all, Fleming's got plenty of experience (111 career games with 61 starts), so the Jaguars could plug him in at either tackle spot in case Cam Robinson or Walker Little missed time. Moreover, it wouldn't be cost-prohibitive to lock him up. Last offseason, he was signed to the veteran's minimum and he got a $3.71 million contract the year before but ended up making just $1 million per Spotrac.
All things considered, the Jacksonville Jaguars would get a bang for their buck if they signed Fleming, He's a top-end backup that can step into the starting offensive line and they wouldn't have to break the bank for him.