No. 4 OLB Travon Walker will get close to 10 sacks for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2023
Travon Walker had a relatively quiet rookie campaign, having made the transition from a three-point stance to standup linebacker in his rookie season. He's now more comfortable rushing the passer from a two-point stance, and it shows in his production. He's already tied his sack totals from last year and he's just hitting his stride.
With the return of Dawuane Smoot and DaVon Hamilton, defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell will be able to deploy Walker in different ways, including with his hand on the ground, where he's the most effective. This should help him double his sack totals from last year and even get close to the 10-sack mark by the end of the season.
No. 3 Jaguars RB Travis Etienne will score 15 total TDs, get 1,500 scrimmage yards
There are several good running backs in the NFL right now. One that doesn't get the attention he deserves is Travis Etienne, who's having low-key a highly productive season. Make no mistake, Christian McCaffrey is the cream of the crop and Derrick Henry remains effective but Etienne is making a name for himself.
Even though Etienne's yards-per-carry average has gone down, he's still an important part of the Jags' defense. He's already scored seven rushing touchdowns this season — two more than last year — and his 56-yard touchdown reception played a huge role in Jacksonville's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9.
With the arrival of left guard Ezra Cleveland via trade, the Jaguars offensive line should do a better job of paving the way for Etienne, who will finish the season with 1,500 yards from scrimmage and 15 total touchdowns.