The Jaguars have some solid pieces for the future along their offensive line. Eugene Monroe, Eben Britton, Kevin Haslam and Uche Nwaneri all represent youth on the line that can translate into longterm fixtures. While this youth does exist, there is some age on the interior of the line that needed to be replaced during this offseason.
Vince Manuwai and Brad Meester both had relatively strong seasons, but those players will be turning 31 and 34, respectively, prior to the beginning of next season. By adding Lehigh G Will Rackley with the 76th pick in the 3rd round, the Jaguars provide themselves with a long-term replacement along the interior of the line. Something that was likely high on Gene Smith's list of priorities as he continues to improve the roster.