But at the scouting combine in February, 28 offensive linemen were fifth-year seniors and 13 others were in college for four years. (An exception is Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson, who left after third-year sophomore season.)
On the roster: Centers — Mike Brewster, Patrick Lewis, Matt Stankiewitch; Guards — Zane Beadles, Jacques McClendon, Will Rackley, Drew Nowak; Tackles — Luke Joeckel, Austin Pasztor, Cam Bradfield, Sam Young.
Draft history: This regime’s first pick was Joeckel at No. 2 overall last year, the third time in franchise history the Jaguars took a first-round offensive lineman. But Joeckel and Rackley are the only two O-line draft picks still with the team.
Need scale (1-5): 4.
The Jaguars currently don’t have a center with a game of NFL starting experience and a pick-a-name-out-of-a-helmet situation at right guard. This could be the first time since 2009 the Jaguars take multiple offensive linemen in a draft.
THE TOP 5
1. GREG ROBINSON, AUBURN, OT, 6-5, 332
Third-year sophomore who started 25 games for Tigers at left tackle. … In a projection-filled draft, could be close to a sure thing because of his athleticism. … Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.92 seconds at Scouting Combine. … Viewed to be further along as a run blocker than pass protector. … Will need work on blitz recognition and switching assignments. … Could go to St. Louis with the second pick.
2. JAKE MATTHEWS, TEXAS A&M, OT, 6-6, 308
Son of Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews. … Played two years at right tackle before replacing Luke Joeckel at left tackle in 2013. … Made 46 starts for A&M. … Will be an immediate starter at right or left tackle. … Has good feet/balance and a sound all-around game. … Some compare him to former Jaguars LT Tony Boselli.
3. TAYLOR LEWAN, MICHIGAN, OT, 6-7, 309
Ran 4.87 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Scouting Combine. … Fifth-year senior who played in spread offense of Rich Rodriguez and pro style scheme preferred by Brady Hoke. … Started 48 games and was first-team All-America as a junior and second-team last year. … Compared to New England OT Nate Solder. … A few off-the-field incidents that teams undoubtedly asked about.
4. ZACK MARTIN, NOTRE DAME, OT, 6-4, 308
A riser during pre-draft process who might not get past Miami at No. 19. … Notre Dame’s all-time leader in starts (52, all at left tackle). … Could start career at right tackle before shifting to the left side. … Didn’t run at Scouting Combine because of hamstring injury. … Understands angles and leverage. … Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley watched him at his Pro Day. … Does he get a look at guard in NFL?
5. JOEL BETONIO, NEVADA, OT/OG, 6-4, 302
Played left tackle in college, but size could make him a guard in NFL. … Started 38 games for Wolf Pack. … Posted best 10- and 20-yard splits (1.69 and 2.80 seconds) among Combine offensive linemen. … Spent most of college career in two-point stance so that will be an adjustment. … Has a nasty streak and finishes his blocks. … Could sneak into the late first round.
THE NEXT FIVE
— Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State, 6-3, 336
— Cyrus Kouandjio, T, Alabama, 6-6, 322
— Marcus Martin, C, USC, 6-3, 320
— Xavier Su’a-Filo, G, UCLA, 6-4, 307
— Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas, 6-5, 312