Free agent offensive tackle Cam Robinson has received the franchise tag from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Assuming he signs, this will keep him with the team through the 2021 season.
A surprise: The #Jaguars are expected to franchise tag OT Cam Robinson, locking in their valuable OL for 2021 and keeping him from the free agent market. He was to be one of the top tackles available.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2021
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Robinson started for the Jaguars for all 16 games in 2020. In fact, he has started in all games in which he has played. Robinson has played in 48 out of a possible 64 games. The majority of Robinson’s missed playing time came in 2018 when he missed 14 games due to a torn ACL. He missed one game in 2017 and two games in 2019. It seems to be that while Robinson will get banged up from time to time, he has been pretty durable in his career other than the 2018 season.
At six-foot, six inches, and 320 pounds, Robinson is a strong run blocker who will overpower and dominate the opposition at the point of attack. However, what separates Robinson from the top tackles in the league are his poor speed and footwork. Because of this, Robinson’s pass blocking is pretty average.
Robinson is not one of the premier offensive tackles in the league. However, he is more than capable of holding his own. He has given up a total of 13 sacks and committed 31 penalties in his career out of a total 2,803 offensive snaps. He helped lead the Jaguars to a league-leading 2,262 yards and second-best 18 TDs in 2017 with rookie running back Leonard Fournette leading the charge.
Before being drafted by the Jaguars, Robinson was a three-year starter for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Along the way, he helped the Tide to two national championships. Robinson started all 43 games at left tackle with the Tide. As a captain of the 2016 season, Robinson was selected as a unanimous All-American as a junior. In 2015, he was named to the All-SEC team and in 2014, he was an All-American as a freshman. During his time with the Crimson Tide, Alabama boasted one of the best rushing attacks in each season.