Taylor (illness) has been added to the Jaguars' active roster from the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday.
Taylor had been added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, but he's already been cleared for action. The 2019 second-round pick is slated to serve as Jacksonville's starting right tackle once again as a sophomore.
The Jaguars placed Taylor (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.
Taylor started a full 16-game slate at left tackle for Jacksonville as a rookie last season, and the team is counting on him to reprise such a role in 2020. This move indicates that he's either tested positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with someone who has.
Taylor (knee) and Cedric Ogbuehi have been rotating for first-team reps at right tackle, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Coach Doug Marrone indicated it remains an open competition and said, "It's way too early yet really to lock in a starter at that position with the stuff that we have going on with the offensive line." Taylor figures to have leg up for the starting job due to his higher upside as the team's rookie second-round pick, but he'll still have to prove himself throughout August to secure the job.
The Jaguars selected Taylor (knee) in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 35th overall.
Jacksonville moved up to the 35th pick to nab a player in Taylor that, coming into the draft, was projected to be a target for the Jaguars at No.7 overall. Taylor has the frame at 6-foot-5 and 312 pounds with long arms to immediately start at right tackle in Jacksonville. There are some reasons he fell to the second round, however; he can be sloppy in his technique at times, which made him susceptible to penalties at Florida. He also had a meniscus issue that, while not a structural issue, was enough to be a red flag, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.