Ranking Jacksonville Jaguars O-Line starters ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft
2. Jacksonville Jaguars Pre-NFL Draft O-Line Rankings: Cam Robinson, LT
Left tackle Cam Robinson deserves credit for outlasting Doug Marrone and Urban Meyer. However, that shouldn't be the only reason the Alabama product gets praised. After all, it took him a while to hit this stride but the team's trust never wavered and he rewarded them with his outstanding play on the field the last two years.
See, Robinson missed most of the 2018 season with torn ACL and he struggled to find his footing the next two seasons. And for a moment, it looked like he was on his way out in 2021 but he got the franchise tag and went on have a career year. That season, he allowed just one sack and a career-best 31 total pressures. On top of that, he earned a Pro Football Focus pass-blocking grade of 76.6.
Instead of applying the franchise tag on Robinson for the second year in a row, the Jaguars gave him a three-year contract worth $54 million. Although he didn't get widespread recognition, he brought stability to the left tackle position and ensured Trevor Lawrence was protected throughout the 2022 season. Moreover, he became a more local leader on the offensive line.
You could make the case that the Jags overpaid for Robinson, who didn't get Pro Bowl honors and missed three games last year. However, they feel good about their investment and won't hear about them having buyer's remorse anytime soon.