No. 2 Jaguars player who must shine vs. the Bills: Travon Walker, OLB
The Jaguars are close to getting defensive end Dawuane Smoot back. However, he's already been ruled out for Week 5, so the pass rush will need to wait a bit more to get reinforcements. For the time being, Outside linebacker Travon Walker, the first overall pick in the 2022 draft, must step up and consistently create disruption at the line of scrimmage.
Walker has improved this season but hasn't yet lived up to his draft billing. He's already logged two sacks this season and needs only 1.5 more to surpass his rookie totals. However, much more is needed from him. Besides securing the edge, the former Georgia Bulldog must make one or two huge plays against the Bills.
No. 1 Jaguars player who must shine vs. the Bills: Josh Allen, OLB
One of the biggest matchups for Week 5 is Josh Allen vs. Josh Allen Part II. Back in Week 9 of the 2021 season, the Jaguars outside linebacker brought down his namesake, scooped a fumble, and had an interception. Not surprisingly, Josh Allen, the Bills quarterback, is terrified of him.
Allen has already accumulated six sacks this season and ranks among the best pass rushers in the league. Even in Week 2, when he didn't have a sack, he made a hit on Patrick Mahomes that disrupted his release and forced him to throw an interception.
If the Jaguars want to slow down the Bills offense (and to come on top), they will need Allen and the pass rush to step up.