Jaguars 2023 NFL Draft: The case for Taking an Offensive Tackle in Round 1

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a few needs to address and with the 2023 NFL Draft just mere hours away, it would be a good idea to see which ones they should prioritize. I previously made the case for the Jags to upgrade their pass rush. Next up is offensive tackles, and there has been some significant change this offseason with a key loss and a not-insignificant addition.

Cam Robinson is currently the Jaguars' starting left tackle and is arguably the top player on the offensive line in terms of both talent and total compensation. The former Alabama standout is heading into the second year of a three-year contract extension, although the team does have the option to release him after this season with a $5 million cap hit.

Even though Robinson most likely will remain at left tackle this season, there have been a couple of ideas floating around concerning the team’s top pass protector. One is to move him to right tackle, which would allow Walker Little to slide into the left tackle role as the full-time starter.

This idea may have some merit. However, it's unlikely to happen due primarily to the fact that Robinson has never played on the right. The second option is to draft or sign a starting right tackle and then trade Robinson, which would pave the way for Walker Little to take over as the starter on the left. This option might be gaining a little steam, but I will get to that more in a moment.