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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Jacksonville Jaguars

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Jacksonville Jaguars rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Jaguars in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 29

People on the hot seat: OTs Cam Robinson and Jawaan Taylor

Second-round pick Walker Little has had a very good training camp, and the Jaguars have been training him at both tackle spots, though he has mainly been working at left tackle. Robinson and Taylor struggled last year, combining to give up 27 sacks (including a league-high 18 by Taylor), per ESPN Stats & Information. The Jaguars opted to franchise Robinson and not pursue a veteran in free agency, but Little is pushing him. Right now, the plan is for Little to be the swing tackle, but if either Robinson or Taylor falters, Little could move quickly into the starting lineup. -- Michael DiRocco

NFL.com -- Rank: 29

Jaguars fans are right to be amped for the beginning of the Trevor Lawrence Era in Jacksonville. The No. 1 overall pick has been hyped as a generational prospect, and he flashed some of his immense potential in the preseason finale against the Cowboys, completing 11 of 12 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns in three drives with the first-team offense. The biggest concern centers on the offensive line, and whether the group can do what the Bengals could not last year: Protect the No. 1 overall pick at all costs. It is the responsibility of Urban Meyer and the entire Jags organization.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 27

The Trevor Lawrence-era begins, and he will be a superstar. The problem is they lack talent at some key spots. The defense has pass-rush issues that could result in a lot big plays against that unit.

USA Today -- Rank: 29

Who navigates the rookie learning curve better, Urban Meyer or Trevor Lawrence? The No. 1-drafted quarterback seems to be setting the early pace.

The Athletic -- Rank: 29

Why they're ranked here: Let's look at this as the glass half-full. The Jaguars were the NFL's worst team last year, so ranking 29th heading into Week 1 is an improvement! The Jags were also at No. 29 in our pre-training camp rankings, a sign that while we believe they might be interesting to watch (and listen to, since you never know what Urban Meyer might say), none of us thinks they'll be very good.

One big question: Can the coaching staff help Trevor Lawrence? It was a disservice to Lawrence, the No. 1 pick, to put him through a quarterback competition against Gardner Minshew (who was traded to Philadelphia for a conditional sixth-round pick), so consider us skeptical that Meyer and his staff are developing Lawrence the right way. Lawrence is tough and can make all the big NFL throws, but we want to see a quarterback-friendly offense, with play action and a mixture of short and intermediate throws. That could help make Lawrence's transition to the NFL easier.

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