Seahawks players the Jaguars must keep in check No. 2 – Jamal Adams, S
After a lengthy contract impasse, the Seahawks and safety Jamal Adams finally agreed to a four-year deal worth $70 million earlier this year. No longer having to worry about his contract status, the three-time Pro Bowl nod can focus on what he does best, be a defensive enforcer.
After playing with basically ‘just one arm’ last season, Adams is fully healthy. He has started every game this season and has logged 45 total tackles, three tackles for a loss, and two passes defensed. Even though he hasn’t made any big plays in 2021, he’s the kind of player you must account for in every single snap.
During his sitdown with the local media, Trevor Lawrence talked about the challenge Adams presents.
"You always have your tips and clues and pre-snap reads have to be really good and just being aware of how he plays the games, very physical makes a lot of plays in the box. But I’ve seen him make some really good plays downfield as well yet to play against New Orleans playing cover two, broke up a pass on the sideline. You see him playing the ball well too at times, so he’s just he’s a guy that can do a lot of different things."
Seahawks players the Jaguars must keep in check No. 3- Darrell Taylor, DE
Defensive end Darrell Taylor currently leads the Seahawks in sacks even though he missed their matchup against the New Orleans Saints. He should be back in the lineup Sunday. He was back in practice this week and head coach Pete Carroll told the media he expects the 2020 second-round pick to play against the Jaguars.
Taylor is flourishing in his second NFL campaign, logging 14 pressures and posting a healthy Pro Football Football Focus grade of 68.9. The Jaguars’ offensive line has allowed just eight sacks this season, it will be of utter importance to keep Lawrence’s jersey clean in Week 8.