3. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive rookies vs Texans offensive line
One of the Jaguars’ biggest weaknesses this season has been its offensive line. After parting ways with veteran defensive end Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue in the offseason, the team’s brass failed to successfully fill the void its most effective pass rushers left.
The Jaguars drafted defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson in this year’s draft, but the playmaking prowess he displayed at LSU hasn’t carried over to the NFL. Defensive coordinator Todd Wash says he’s done some good things and maybe the team’s Bye Week helped get more comfortable, it will worth monitoring how he performs against the Texans defensive line.
On the other hand, defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton had a superb game and registered eight total tackles against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 8. If the Jaguars want to stop the Texans offense, the Ohio State standout will have to be as dominant as he was against the ‘Bolts’.
The Jaguars are dead last in the NFL in sacks with six, 28 teams have registered at least ten. They need to find ways to get their pass rush going and force the Texans into third-and-long situations. Hamilton and Chaison will have to have a dominant performance if the ‘Jags’s want to neutralize the Texans offense.