No. 2 Jaguars player who must show out vs. the Giants: Devin Lloyd, LB
The Jaguars had a hard time stopping Matt Ryan in Week 6 and while cornerback Shaquill Griffin deservedly took plenty of flak for the secondary’s struggles, rookie linebacker Devin Lloyd isn’t free of blame either.
While the former Utah Ute has played well for most of the season, he struggled against Indy, giving up a 100 percent completion rate on 13 receptions for 125 yards and one touchdown. Of course, players have bad games and Lloyd is just a rookie, so there’s reason to think he will be able to bounce back against the Giants.
Before Week 6, Lloyd was seen as a strong candidate to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award and with a solid outing against New York, he should be back in the conversation.
No. 1 Jaguars player who must show out vs. the Giants: Trevor Lawrence, QB
It’s surprising what an efficient game can do for a player. Just two weeks ago, some disgruntled fans were either asking Trevor Lawrence to be benched or calling him a bust. Of course, you’re entitled to share your opinion, regardless of how valid their concerns might be.
But in Week 6, Lawrence played how he was expected when he became the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s selection meeting and the noise has decreased considerably even though the Jags lost to the Colts.
Lawrence had a pretty efficient game against the Colts, completing over 90 percent of his passes and scoring three total touchdowns. Moreover, he avoid making the kind of mistakes he had in the previous two games. If the former Clemson Tiger can once again play well and the defense makes a few key stops, the Jags should be able to beat the Giants.