No. 2 Jaguars player who must step up vs. the Steelers in Week 8: Travon Walker, OLB
The statsheet may not show it but outside linebacker Travon Walker has consistently improved this season. Although he only has 2.5 sacks, he ranks 26th among 117 pass rushers in pressures in the league and 56th in win rate, according to Pro Football Focus.
Heading into the game, Mike Tomlin talked about how important it will be to contain the Jaguars pass rush duo of Josh Allen and Travon Walker, "The edge guys really capture your attention, Josh Allen and Walker. In particular, as a tandem wreak a lot of havoc. Oftentimes, sacks don't represent the havoc Walker causes."
No. 1 Jaguars player who must step up vs. the Steelers in Week 8: Anton Harrison, RT
Right tackle Anton Harrison got off to a rough start to his rookie season but he's made strides in recent weeks. In Week 8, he'll go against the pass rush tandem of T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith. Press Taylor expects Harrison to keep improving.
"You're a rookie offensive lineman. You're gonna face great players every single week. Certainly this week, we have our hands full with T.J. Watt and also Highsmith on the other side. They can switch sides, are certainly free to do whatever they want to do there. But you see him grow every single week with different things, different situations, whether it be a variety of pass rushers with different skill sets."
Overall, Trevor Lawrence enjoyed good protection last week and if the offense line keeps him upright, they will have a favorable chance of winning their sixth game of the year.