Jaguars playing starters: 3 things to watch in preseason finale game vs. Dolphins

• The Jaguars are playing their starters vs. the Dolphins

• Here are 3 things to keep an eye on

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) runs out to the field with his teammates.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) runs out to the field with his teammates. / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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2. How Josh Allen and the Jaguars pass rush fare vs. the Dolphins in the finale?

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Jaguars over the last few months is how effective their pass-rush rotation will be in 2023. Working in their favor is that they have a couple of capable outside linebackers in Josh Allen and Travon Walker. The duo is expected to bring the heat next season and if they do, Jacksonville should be able to apply pressure up front.

The issue is that the Jags don't have much depth behind Walker and Allen, which could spell trouble if either one has to miss time. But even if they stay healthy, they need someone to step up to round out their rotation and that's the thing, there aren't currently many appealing options on the roster.

Of the bunch, rookie Yasir Abdullah is probably the most promising one. He had a sack against the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason opener and has put in lots on effort, even if it hasn't led to plays. Former first-round pick K'Lavon Chaisson and third-year pro Jordan Smith are also in the mix but neither one has done enough in the preseason to make you think they'll be able to contribute steadily in 2023.

On the bright side, everyone will have one last chance to make an impression. In particular, Allen had a dominant training camp and will give everyone a taste of what he's capable of doing. On the other hand, Chaisson and Smith will have a chance to show they do deserve to get significant playing time this upcoming season.