Jaguars could make offensive line changes soon

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Jaguars interior offensive line has been a big issue through the first three games and if it continues, Gus Bradley could be forced to make changes.

The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line has been a struggle, to say the least, through the first three games of the season. The team has given up 15 sacks through three games, the majority of those coming from the interior of the offensive line, which has played like a sieve so far on the season.

One of the biggest issues on the line has been third-year left guard Will Rackley, who's easily the lowest graded offensive player by the folks at Pro Football Focus, and often looks completely out of place when trying to block defensive lineman.

Against the Seattle Seahawks, both Rackley and veteran Brad Meester were outmatched much of the game allowing way too much disruption in the backfield from the interior.

"That’s what we’ve got to look at because he’s a good player," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said on Monday when asked about Rackley's struggles. "He’s a good player and sometimes when you get beat once or twice and that happens all of a sudden you start rethinking things."

The Jaguars are transitioning to a zone blocking scheme and often times Rackley looks lost in who he's supposed to block which can often lead to a player coming free in the backfield. When when Rackley knows who to block however, he still struggles and gets beat inside on both power and finesse moves.

At some point, soon, it's going to reach a point where Rackley needs to be replaced for the sake of just getting him out of the lineup because he's such a liability on the field for the offense. The problem however, is that there may not be a viable alternative.

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