3 unsung heroes from Jacksonville Jaguars training camp so far

• Can Zay Jones be better than he was in 2022?

• Travon Walker has made strides in training camp

• Walker Little ready to take over at left tackle

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Walker Little (72) looks on during day 7 of the Jaguars.
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Walker Little (72) looks on during day 7 of the Jaguars. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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No. 1 unsung contributor in Jaguars training camp: Travon Walker, OLB

Who is under more pressure to deliver for the Jaguars in 2023? Could it be Trevor Lawrence, who needs to get off to a strong start and play at a high level not just for one half but for a full season? Maybe, but the former Clemson Tiger is in a position to live up to expectations in Year 3. How about outside linebacker Josh Allen? The 2019 first-round pick is the team's top pass rusher but he — by his own admission — still has room for improvement.

There's also K'Lavon Chaisson, who has been much of a game-changer since he was drafted in 2020 and is entering a critical season. Another worthy candidate is sophomore Trevon Walker who made the transition to outside linebacker as a rookie and is now expected to become a factor.

By virtue of being the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, expectations surrounding him are high. The good news is that he's embraced them and has focused on becoming the player the Jaguars expected.

The former Georgia Bulldog said on a recent sitdown that the game has slowed down for him and he's taken several steps since the end of training camp. As John Shipley of Sports Illustrated noted, Walker had his best day of practice Sunday, making several big plays that showcased his talent.

Pass rush has been a question mark for the Jags throughout the offseason but if Walker makes a leap, the front seven will be able to consistently apply pressure up front.

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