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Jaguars Notebook: 5 Observations on OTA No. 4 – Sports Illustrated

The Jacksonville Jaguars put in another key day of work on Tuesday, turning in the fourth organized team activity practice of the offseason. 

With the rain coming down during the early half of the day, the Jaguars went to their indoor practice facility to get key reps that will set the tone for the 2022 season, carrying over from last week’s practices.

“It was a good week for us. Again, it was the first time really since that first minicamp several weeks ago, to be out there. The way I have it set up, we’re working some first and second downs, some third downs, some red zone stuff throughout the course of the week, so we’re throwing a lot at the guys,” Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said on Tuesday. 

“Right now, the guys have really handled the information. They’ve taken it from the classroom to the practice field and that’s really what we want to see right now. You can’t see physicality and all that kind of stuff, tackling and all that yet, but the guys are moving in the right way. They’re practicing fast, they’re protecting each other, and that’s what we want to see and that’s what I want to see this time of year.”

But what did we see from the Jaguars at OTA No. 4 and what could it all mean moving forward? We break it down below.

Jaguars play musical chairs at offensive tackle, preparing for the swing tackle and right tackle battles

Perhaps the most important position battle the Jaguars are facing entering training camp is at right tackle, and the Jaguars made sure to add to that intrigue on Tuesday. It is anyone’s guess whether fourth-year tackle Jawaan Taylor will get the nod or if 2021 second-round tackle Walker Little wins the gig after starting three games at left tackle last year. Each player got important reps that will play a part — no matter how small — in Jacksonville’s evaluation. 

With veteran left tackle Cam Robinson not at practice due to travel issues, the Jaguars saw both Taylor and Little take reps at right and left tackle on Tuesday. Whoever doesn’t start at right tackle will clearly be the team’s swing tackle, but the fact Taylor got any reps at left tackle shows how legit the competition is. For reference, this is my fourth year covering the Jaguars and it was the first time I have seen Taylor at left tackle for an extended period, even in an offseason practice.

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Trevor Lawrence shows improvement compared to this time last year

I would advise on tapping the brakes on any hype a quarterback gets in May or June. While live reps at all are important, this is just in helmets and shorts and the real test is further down the road. With this in mind, we do have an entire rookie offseason to compare Trevor Lawrence’s progress with, so we can make a slight judgment on his trajectory, even if it is a tad benign. So while nobody should cast MVP votes for him, it is still at the least encouraging to see Lawrence has taken a step forward compared to what he showed at this time last year.

Lawrence consistently showed the rare arm talent as a rookie that made him a generational …….

Source: https://www.si.com/nfl/jaguars/duval-insider-plus/5-observations-from-jaguars-ota-no-4-taylor-lawrence-etienne

The Jacksonville Jaguars put in another key day of work on Tuesday, turning in the fourth organized team activity practice of the offseason. 

With the rain coming down during the early half of the day, the Jaguars went to their indoor practice facility to get key reps that will set the tone for the 2022 season, carrying over from last week’s practices.

“It was a good week for us. Again, it was the first time really since that first minicamp several weeks ago, to be out there. The way I have it set up, we’re working some first and second downs, some third downs, some red zone stuff throughout the course of the week, so we’re throwing a lot at the guys,” Jaguars head coach …….

The Jacksonville Jaguars put in another key day of work on Tuesday, turning in the fourth organized team activity practice of the offseason. 

With the rain coming down during the early half of the day, the Jaguars went to their indoor practice facility to get key reps that will set the tone for the 2022 season, carrying over from last week’s practices.

“It was a good week for us. Again, it was the first time really since that first minicamp several weeks ago, to be out there. The way I have it set up, we’re working some first and second downs, some third downs, some red zone stuff throughout the course of the week, so we’re throwing a lot at the guys,” Jaguars head coach …….

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