The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded up, giving up a sixth-round pick to move up one spot and selected Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson with their second round pick. The team decided they wanted to address their offensive line, something that has given them trouble the past few seasons, especially in the run game. The offensive line wasn't really addressed in free agency, outside of depth, but adding Robinson to the fold gives the Jaguars much needed talent.
Robinson started at left tackle for Alabama for multiple seasons and was pegged as a potential top five pick all the way back to his freshman season with the Crimson Tide. The 6-foot-6-inch, 322-pound offensive tackle is a powerful road grader that can dominate defensive lineman both in the run game and in pass protection. While he can at times struggle with pure speed rushers on the edge, he was able to handle a lot of the top pass rushers in the SEC, including shutting down top pick Myles Garrett.
On the Jaguars offensive line, it will be interesting to see how they decide to use Robinson. Will he compete with veteran Brendan Albert for the starting left tackle job with the loser kicking inside to guard, or will the team start him right away at guard with the idea to kick him outside to tackle in a season or two, like many NFL teams have done in the past?
Either way, the Jaguars added a big time talent to their offensive line.