The Jacksonville Jaguars finished the 2022 regular season with a 9-8 record, winning the AFC South.
They also won a playoff game, something that was not expected from this team.
While the Jaguars were excited about the 2023 campaign, they will begin the season without Cam Robinson.
It was recently announced that Robinson violated the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, and will be suspended to start the year.
After this was announced, as Dov Kleiman highlights, this could significantly impact the Jaguars’ draft plans.
The #Jaguars let OT Jawaan Taylor sign a 4-year, $80 million deal with the #Chiefs this offseason, so a need at Tackle was already there.
Now it seems that this looming suspension on Cam Robinson would impact their 2023 Draft plans. https://t.co/N0YiO9uU2B
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 27, 2023
Jawaan Taylor left the Jaguars in the offseason, which Kleiman points out, and the team already had a pressing need on their offensive line.
Now that Robinson is out, they will need to make significant moves to improve their roster.
Having elite options on the offensive line is crucial.
It can be the difference between a good team that makes the playoffs and a great team that makes a deep playoff run.
This was recently evidenced by the Philadelphia Eagles, who made a run to the Super Bowl, powered by a strong veteran offensive line.
What does this suspension mean for the Jaguars?
Likely, it means that they will need to draft at least one offensive lineman.
In the upcoming NFL Draft, the Jaguars hold their picks in the first three rounds, putting them in a great position to take an offensive lineman.
Even if the Jaguars do replace Robinson’s position, they might be in for a steep learning curve.
Trevor Lawrence and the offense’s 2022 leap was remarkable.
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