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Cam Robinson is expected to play on a franchise tag for the Jaguars next season

Cam Robinson celebrates big play for Jaguars
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A valuable offensive tackle in the National Football League will not hit the free agency market.

Cameron “Cam” Robinson, an alumnus of the University of Alabama, is expected to play on a franchise tag from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The news came on Tuesday from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, as the Jaguars want to have its veteran left tackle protecting the blindside of future quarterback, Trevor Lawrence. Jacksonville has the No. 1 overall pick of this year’s NFL Draft, and Robinson is entering his fifth season. He was selected in the second round of the 2017 venue and has started in 47 games.

A native of West Monroe, La., Robinson played at Alabama from 2014 to 2016.

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A former five-star recruit, he blocked for two 3,000-yard passers (Blake Sims, Jacob Coker), seven 500+ yard rushers, and two 1,000-yard wide receivers. His efforts guided Derrick Henry to the Heisman Memorial Trophy in 2015.

Robinson’s protection assisted Amari Cooper to the Fred Biletnikoff Award in 2014 while helping the Tide’s offensive unit capture the Joe Moore Award in 2015. He was an All-American, Outland Trophy winner, and SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner in 2016. Robinson was a three-time SEC champion (2014-16) and a College Football Playoff National Champion in 2015. He had a serious knee injury in 2018, but the Jaguars are hopeful that Robinson can stay healthy.

He is a huge part of its plans moving forward in a rebuild.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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