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The Jaguars offensive line has the capability to be, well, offensive.
It's easy to begin with Eugene Monroe, the Jaguars' first-round pick in 2009, so I will. Monroe simply hasn't developed into the classic left tackle around whom franchises can solidify their offensive lines. Monroe's play through two seasons has been inconsistent at best, and he was clearly dominated throughout the preseason.
While he performed well enough against Tennessee in Week 1, the Titans have a poor pass-rush and the Jaguars didn't give Monroe an opportunity to exhibit his vulnerable pass protection, as they ran the ball more than 40 times.
The rest of the season won't be so easy.
The Jaguars face many teams with a formidable pass-rush, including the Jets, Ravens, Steelers, Texans (twice) and Buccaneers, to name a few. Monroe will be exposed, and likely labeled a bust.
Furthermore, the Jaguars second-round selection in 2009, right tackle Eben Britton, can't stay on the field. Britton suffered through camp in 2010 with a soft tissue injury, missed most of the regular season with a shoulder injury and missed Week 1 in 2011 because of a back injury suffered during camp.
The best ability is availability, and that is an area where Britton is a liability.
The interior of the Jaguars offensive line is sure to struggle as well. Vince Manuwai was cut for being out of shape entering camp, only to be replaced by rookie Will Rackley from Lehigh. While Rackley has ability, he will likely spend most of 2011 navigating the steep learning curve experienced by all rookies.
Brad Meester is a veteran, experienced center, but will be 35 in March and is seeing the sunset of his career. While solid, he and right guard Uche Nwaneri simply cannot compensate for the lack of experience and consistency along the rest of the offensive line.