Jawaan Taylor future with the Jaguars

Right Tackle Jawaan Taylor was projected to be a first-round pick by many draft experts in the 2019 NFL Draft. But when Draft day one ended, many were surprised to see that Taylor was still available in the second round. The Jaguars selected Taylor with the 35th pick in the second round. Many believed that the jaguars got a steal in the draft.

It was hard not to given his work at the University of Florida starting at right tackle his Junior year and helped contribute to an offensive line who gave up only 18 sacks the entire season.  BUT BUT BUT.. its also been somewhat of a curse recently when the jaguars pick a University of Florida player. For example, 2018 Draft 1st round pick Taven Bryan(recently lost his place in the rotation), & 2015 draft 1st round pick Donate Fowler Jr(No longer here A rotational player for the Falcons).

His rookie year was pretty rough as Taylor led the entire NFL in penalites. Coming into his second season emphasized fixing his issues regarding penalties stated in the Media Zoom call.

 “A lot were holding penalties or false starts. With the holding penalties, it’s making sure my hands are in the right place. That’s what I’ve been working on a lot – hand placement, things like that. The false starts are all about focus; I definitely have to improve on that. -Jawaan Taylor

Currently, The second-year right tackle has not made the progression many wanted to see from him. According to Pro football focus, He’s currently tied second in sacks allowed with seven, Tied 8th in petalites(4th among tackles) with a total overall grade of 59.8(lowest grade among jaguars offensive lineman.

A couple of weeks ago, The General Manager that drafted Taylor was fired, Mixed that with the season he’s had thus far. Not to mention, New General Manager and a new regime coming next year. What will be the future of Jawaan Taylor moving forward in a jaguars uniform. 

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