- Kelvin Beachum (LT)
- Brandon Shell (RT)
- Antonio Garcia
Welcome to the danger zone. Any offense with Kelvin Beachum as the blindside protection of a 20-year-old franchise stud is a unit to worry about.
The Jacksonville Jaguars finished 22nd in the NFL in rushing in 2016 with 101.9 yards per contest. Beachum was their starting left tackle.
In 2017 with Beachum gone and rookie Cam Robinson in, the Jags skyrocketed to No. 1 in the league in rushing with 141.4 a game. And don’t think it was all Leonard Fournette. The LSU beast barely cracked 1,000 yards during his rookie season.
Brandon Shell offers up a solid answer on the right side, but the left side will be hurting until a real solution is found. Ex-New England Patriots pick Antonio Garcia and undrafted rookie tackles Dakoda Shepley and Darius James are all players who have that opportunity to shock the world, and the Jets desperately need a developmental shock at the left tackle spot this summer.
Cuts: Ben Ijalana, Dakoda Shepley, Darius James
- James Carpenter (LG)
- Brian Winters (RG)
- Brett Qvale (G-T)
The O-line is more stout along the interior yet still nowhere near dominant.
James Carpenter is an older vet who seriously declined a season ago. It’s a troublesome fact right now. Brian Winters is a run-blocking guard who played injured all year long. This is a positive thought.
There isn’t much competition at the guard spot.
Cuts: Jonotthan Harrison, Ben Braden
- Spencer Long
- Travis Swanson
The deepest spot on the O-line is at center and it’s not even close.
Both Spencer Long and Travis Swanson can start. Let’s just hope Swanson can also play guard when needed (as it’ll absolutely be needed at some point during the season).
Center Wesley Johnson was terrible a year ago. Long, as solid as many think he is, has a tough time staying healthy.
Cuts: Austin Golson