The Jacksonville Jaguars will need their playmakers to step up in Week 6.
1. Laviska Shenault will go over 100 yards, get close to 150 and score his first touchdown of the year.
Wide receiver Laviska Shenault’s physicality is second to none. Last year, he was third among rookies in forced tackles after the catch with 16 and he currently ranks first in the league with ten. On the other hand, he’s shown he doesn’t lack speed and can get deep.
In each of the past two games, the 2020 second-round pick has hauled a 50+ yard reception. He hauled in a season-high six passes for 99 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football. However, Shenault was targeted just three times in Week 5 and the 58-yard catch was his only one of the game. The coaching staff will get him more involved and will get a lot of targets his way. Also, he will score his first touchdown of the year.
2. Shaquill Griffin will register his first interception of the year.
The Jaguars signed Shaquill Griffin in free agency. In spite of what critics said at the time, he’s proven he was worth the investment, as he’s established himself as the best cornerback in Duval. While he’s done a good job of slowing down other teams’ number one receivers, he hasn’t snagged an interception this season.
That will change in Week 6. The 2019 Pro Bowl nod will post his first interception of the season and will allow less than 40 receiving yards. The rest of the Jags’ cornerbacks won’t likely perform as well but Griffin will hold his own.