The Jacksonville Jaguars have done work in free agency to address the offensive line, and the depth looks more promising than it did a couple months ago. However, complacency shouldn’t set in with that unit.
Cole Strange has gained plenty of national attention since his trip down to the Senior Bowl. Strange hung with the top defensive tackles there, showing off the functional strength, anchor, and active hands. He’s able to play both center and guard, two positions the Jaguars aren’t completely set at.
Like Strange, Luke Fortner could also be a center or guard. His best position is likely center, where he can hang in both and zone and power scheme. Fortner’s extremely smart, has good quicks and strength, and is one of the best processors in the entire draft.
Dylan Parham was a little undersized playing on the right side of the Memphis line, and eventually that would catch up to him. He bulked up to over 300 pounds and should be on the radar for teams looking at centers in the draft. Parham’s athleticism shines, but so does his technique and balance in pass protection.
If the Jaguars are specifically looking for a guard, Jamaree Salyer comes into play. Salyer spent time at both guard spots for the Georgia Bulldogs and down in Mobile, and has that versatility to fill in where he needs to.