2024 NFL Draft: Washington's Troy Fautanu to Visit Jaguars

The first-round offensive lineman could be an option at No. 17 overall.
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Huskies offensive lineman Troy Fautanu (55) against the
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Huskies offensive lineman Troy Fautanu (55) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Could the Jacksonville Jaguars be looking for offensive line help in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft?

According to Bleacher Report's Jordan Schultz, Washington Huskies offensive lineman Troy Fautanu is set to take an official top-30 visit with the Jaguars this week. Fautanu is ranked the No. 19 player on the consensus board after a standout career at Washington that will likely result in him becoming a first-round selection in two weeks.

Fautanu redshirted in 2019 after committing to Washington as a four-star recruit. In 2020, he played in seven games before earning his first start in 2021. He played in nine games in 2021, starting three games over two starts at left tackle and one at left guard.

In 2022, Fautanu started 12 games at left tackle and one game at left guard en route to All-Pac-12 second-team honors.

In 2023, Fautanu was named All-Pac-12 first team and All-America third team after starting 15 games at left tackle.

The Jaguars selected Oklahoma offensive tackle Anton Harrison with the No. 27 overall last year, making him the first offensive lineman selected in the first round by the franchise since Luke Joeckel in 2013.

If the Jaguars were to select an offensive lineman at No. 17, the rookie will have to potentially enter his rookie season as a backup. The Jaguars are returning both Harrison and left tackles Cam Robinson and Walker Little, along with returning left guard Ezra Cleveland and right guard Brandon Scherff. The Jaguars also signed center Mitch Morse in free agency.

John Shipley


John Shipley has been covering the Jacksonville Jaguars as a beat reporter and publisher of Jaguar Report since 2019. Previously, he covered UCF's undefeated season as a beat reporter for NSM.Today, covered high school prep sports in Central Florida, and covered local sports and news for the Palatka Daily News. Follow John Shipley on Twitter at @_john_shipley.