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Jaguars expect Cam Robinson to make a jump in 2018

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars-OTA Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars spent their second round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson. The pick was a surprise in that a lot of people expected Robinson to be a potential Top 15 pick in the class, but the Jaguars lucked out in landing him in the second round.

“I think Cam did a nice job this offseason getting stronger in his upper body. It is the same thing. Year two, I have always said is where you should see a really good jump out of a player,” Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said on Thursday when asked about Robinson after the team’s second organized team activity (OTA).

“Year one, they come in and it is a tough year usually for those players, meaning they have gone through school, they have gone through a season, they come out, they are preparing for the Combine, they go through the Combine – a player like Cam is going on all these different visits and meeting with all these different coaches,” Marrone continued. “Then you get drafted and then you come in. It is a whirlwind that first year. Then you are thrown in and you are playing and you are starting. We were very happy with Cam. We really expect him to make a good jump this year. He has worked hard to do that. I am excited to see him out there.”
Robinson started 15 games last season and for the most part, was good. He was an upgrade to what the Jaguars had had at the position the past few seasons for sure, but he was not perfect. He was a rookie though, and more often than not you didn’t notice him playing which is kind of what you want from a left tackle.

If Robinson can cut down on his penalties and improve even slightly in year two, the Jaguars will look good on the left side of the offensive line.