3. The pass rush has made strides in Jaguars training camp
The Jags' pass rush is a work in progress but Doug Pederson likes the strides the group has made. He told the media that he prefers to how his players fare in team drills rather than one-on-ones because they're able to unleash their repertoire of moves. That said, he's liked what he's seen in training camp so far.
"I still like Roy [Robertson-Harris] and where he's picked up from last year and he's done a nice job of getting on an edge," Pederson said. "The team drills, Travon [Walker] has had some really good rushers against Walker [Little] and against Anton [Harrison], and obviously Josh Wells yesterday. I like where he is at and how he's progressing", Pederson said.
Pederson continued, "Josh [Allen], he's got that speed and athleticism and length as well. He has shown up a little bit and it was good to get DaVon Hamilton back out there in practice a little bit to see his push I'll tell you this fully, he has really shown up in the first few days of camp here and that's the progression of being in our system second year, understanding what our expectations are for him.
As John Shipley of Sports Illustrated recently noted, the pass rush remains a question mark ahead of the 2023 season. While Josh Allen has had a dominant camp, there's a steep dropoff after him. Travon Walker has been solid, according to Shipley but someone else will need to set up if Jacksonville wants to consistently apply pressure up front in 2023.