Jacksonville Jaguars come out of 2023 NFL Draft with massive haul: 3 takeaways
Could the Jacksonville Jaguars soon move on from LT Cam Robinson?
Just a couple of days before the draft, John Shipley of Sports Illustrated broke the news that left tackle Cam Robinson will miss multiple games in 2023 for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy surfaced.
Even though teams often treat suspensions as injuries, drafting left tackle Anton Harrison in Round 1 seems to indicate that the Jaguars' brass is ready to move on from Robinson. While Walker Little could have stepped in his place, it looks like he will play on the right side and Harrison will line up at left tackle.
The Jaguars could go back to Robinson once he serves his suspension. Conversely, they could stick with Harrison and Little if they play well. Keep in mind that the Jaguars could roll with Josh Well but it looks like they won't take any chances when it comes to protecting Trevor Lawrence.
Either way, it's telling that Jacksonville took an offensive tackle in the first round when they might have had bigger needs to address (cornerback, pass rusher, and offensive guard). This is a conjecture but maybe they're trying to send the message that they won't stand for violations to the league's drug policy.
It's hard to tell how things will ultimately play out but Robinson's future in Jacksonville doesn't seem as certain as it did when he signed a three-year deal worth $54 million last offseason.