Sunday, August 7, 2016

Southern has options at offensive tackle; now it just needs to find the right fit

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Don’t ask senior offensive lineman Anthony Mosley about how Southern needs to replace two starters on the offensive line.

He will be quick to point out that the Jaguars actually are bringing back four starters, since tackle Skyler Prol — listed as the starting left tackle on the preseason depth chart — started eight games at right tackle last year.

“We’re good, you know what I’m saying?” Mosley said. “Last year, the year before, usually there are some guys that go down. The (second-stringers) step in, and it doesn’t skip a beat. No matter what, we’re going to be good. We’ve got a great coach teaching us some great technique. We’ve got to buy into the technique and we’ll be good, as always.”

The Jaguars offense is bringing back much of the group that finished fourth in the SWAC in scoring (34.6) and total offense (422.4 yards per game). That includes the line, which features returning starters at all of the interior positions. Two of those linemen — Mosley and center Terrell Lee — were first-teamers on the preseason All-Southwestern Athletic Conference team.

But there will be change at the tackle positions and, despite Prol’s experience, there will be competition at both spots.


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