Colts player the Jaguars must keep an eye on No. 4 – Jonathan Taylor
The 2021 running back class was a productive one. Antonio Gibson became a workhorse for the Washington Football Team and Jonathan Tayor has become a key cog on the Colts defense. The Jaguars also added a stud in James Robinson but he went undrafted. Still, it should be argued the former Redbird has played as well as those selected early in the draft.
Last season, Taylor totaled 1,468 yards and 12 total touchdowns. He’s having an even better 2021 campaign, having already logged 1,114 total yards with eight trips to the end zone. Moreover, he’s averaging 5.9 yards per carry. The Jaguars defense will have their work cut out, trying to stop the second-year running back in Week 10.
Colts player the Jaguars must keep an eye on No. 5 – Carson Wentz
Slowing Taylor down will be a key to pulling an upset but the Jaguars can’t devote too much attention to him, otherwise, they run the risk of letting quarterback Carson Wentz torch the secondary. Although the second overall pick in the 2016 draft has made a few baffling decisions in his first year in Indy, he’s been pretty efficient at throwing the football, completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 2,198 yards with 17 touchdowns and three interceptions.
It will be up to the Jaguars’ front seven to play the way they did against Buffalo in Week 9, and pressure Wentz, which may not come easy, as the Colts offensive line has gelled in recent games and hasn’t allowed more than one sack since Week 6.