Eagles vs Jacksonville: Analyzing each Jaguars unit (and how to attack)

Trevor Lawrence #16, Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Trevor Lawrence #16, Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Trevor Lawrence #16, Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Courtney Culbreath/Getty Images) /

The Jaguars, like the Eagles, are gifted along the offensive front.

Jacksonville’s line, with the exception of right tackle Jawan Taylor, is uniformly above average when it comes to run blocking in gap blocking and pin and pull plays. Right guard Brandon Scherff was expensive, but he does everything well.

The left side of the Jags’ line is the strength when it comes to run blocking. Left tackle Cam Robinson, left guard Ben Bartch, and center Luke Fortner are each above average when running trap, power, counter, etc. It shouldn’t be surprising that James Robinson has 11.8 yards per attempt to the left edge and 11.4 yards per attempt off of left guard while his YPA across the formation is only 4.5.

Cam Robinson is quite large at six-foot-six and 320 pounds and is a decent run blocker. While right tackle Jawan Taylor struggles in run blocking. He may be the team’s best pass protector though.

When it comes to the Eagles’ pass rush, Jacksonville’s line is below average in pass protection with the exception of RT Jawan Taylor. Overload blitzes from the right side of the Eagles defense should be expected and EDGE/LB Haason Reddick.

EDGE Josh Sweat should help to fully unlock the potential of both as pass rushers. The Eagles are less creative than Jacksonville is (stunts, twists, and games), but stunts between Reddick and Sweat could be interesting while defensive end Brandon Graham, a seasoned pro, would likely welcome the challenge of Scherff and Taylor as pass protectors. Center Luke Fortner is a below-average pass protector, so Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and Jordan Davis should be able to eat on the inside.