Ranking Jacksonville Jaguars O-Line starters ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft
3. Jacksonville Jaguars Pre-NFL Draft O-Line Rankings: Walker Little, RT
This is where things get tricky because Walker Little will potentially fill the Jags' void t right tackle in 2023 but there's no guarantee he'll be in the starting lineup come Week 1. Then again, he's done enough over the last two seasons to prove he's capable of replacing Jawaan Taylor, who signed a four-year deal worth $80 with the Denver Broncos in free agency.
Little was seen as a potential top-10 pick early in his collegiate career. But he then missed most of the 2019 season with a torn ACL and later opted out in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not playing for nearly two years affected Little's stock and he ended up sliding to the second round, where the Jaguars choose him with the 45th overall selection.
Despite the fact that the former Stanford Cardinal showed up at Organized Team Activities in great shape, he spent most of his rookie season on the bench. Little did make three starts, all of them in relief of Cam Robinson at left tackle, in 2021. He struggled in the first one but showed promise in the next two, giving up just one total pressure and no sacks on 39 pass-blocking snaps.
Given that the Jaguars gave Robinson a multi-year extension last offseason, Little was moved to the right side, where he competed with Taylor for the starting job in training camp. Even though Little lost, he took the battle down to the wire and when Robinson missed time, he once again did a good job of filling in for him.
Little might need to compete for the right tackle job again if the Jaguars draft an offensive tackle in the first round of the draft but he should be able to seize it this time around.