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April 29, 2017 Commentary Archive

Jaguars Take "Bama OL In 2nd Round

by Sam Kouvaris
Posted April 29, 2017 ===========================================================================

It's not hard to see where Tom Coughlin wants to take the Jaguars as the VP of Football Operations. His long-time mantra of 'run the football, stop the run' is already reflected in the Jaguars signings in free agency and taking Leonard Fournette at the top of the draft. As a rookie, it's hard to predict what impact Fournette can have behind the Jaguars current offensive line but Coughlin believes taking a back with Fournette's qualities can show a culture shift for the franchise.

"The idea that you are going to run because of what you have invested, and your offensive line knows it," he explained. "Your offensive line would much rather run the ball than pass protect all day long. When you make this kind of investment you know that you are going to see (in practice) nine on sevens, you are going to see 11-on-11 play-action pass."

During his few minutes at the podium after the first round, Coughlin talked about toughness, finishing games and "putting it in the end zone."

That's why taking Cam Robinson from Alabama in the second round makes perfect sense. Robinson is the 8th Alabama offensive lineman taken in the last five drafts. That's currently three more than any other school.

Robinson is 6'6" 322 lbs. and officially is listed as a tackle. GM Dave Caldwell said Robinson is "A tackle and will compete with Branden Allen at left tackle." He allowed three sacks in 861 career snaps. Robinson was a freshman all American and a consensus all-American as a junior. He won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top offensive lineman in 2016


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