A-Rob to Jax?
Allen Robinson recently joined Chris Collinsworth and Richard Sherman and touched on a number of topics, including a reunion in Jacksonville and the potential to play with Trevor Lawrence.
"I think he's going to be an outstanding player in this league ... "I'm not opposed to anything. Everything's on the table. That's what's making this process even more exciting. I think it would be dope coming in and possibly playing with the next NFL prodigy of the QB position."
Armed with the most salary cap space in football, the Jaguars appear to be a front runner to land Robinson's services. Will Urban Meyer and Trent Baalke shell out the big bucks to land one of the top receivers in the game today? There are certainly plenty of options when it comes to upgrading the receiver room in free agency, including Kenny Golladay, Will Fuller, Chris Godwin, Juju Smith-Schuster, Curtis Samuel, Marvin Jones, Keelan Cole, and more.
There are several intriguing ways the Jaguars could upgrade their offensive line. They undoubtedly need to figure out who they're going to sign to play left tackle and protect Trevor Lawrence's blindside, but boosting the interior could be an option as well.
Andrew Norwell and Brandon Linder should be locked into their starting spots at left guard and center, respectively, but right guard could be a position Urban wants to upgrade. Starting right guard AJ Cann is coming off his best season in some time. Will he be able to sustain that level of play? On Wednesday, the Raiders released one of the top guards in the game, Gabe Jackson. He joins Brandon Scherff and Joe Thuney as three highly talented guards set to hit the open market. If the Jaguars are keen on improving their interior and getting their starter under contract beyond 2021, releasing AJ Cann and signing one of the big names could prove wise. Cutting Cann would save the team nearly $5 million in 2021 cap space, making it much more palatable to spend upwards of $10 million per year on an upgrade at right guard.
According to Justin Mello, the Jaguars are one of the teams that have/will meet with offensive tackle prospect Teven Jenkins. Jenkins is a mauling offensive lineman that primarily played right tackle at Oklahoma State. He does have some experience on the left side as well, so there's the potential for versatility in his game. Jenkins is as strong as they come and, despite being a mammoth of a man, has more than enough functional athleticism to get out and move in space. He dominated potential first-round edge rusher Joesph Ossai last season and allowed just four pressures in six games in 2020. If the Jaguars like what they see in Jenkins, they could target him with the 25th overall pick, or perhaps even the top pick in the second round.
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