Starters score 2 TDs, other predictions for Jaguars preseason bout vs. Miami

• Everyone will have a look at how the Jaguars could look in 2023 in a rehearsal vs. the Dolphins in the preseason finale. Here are five bold predictions for the game.

Aug 12, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallas Cowboys wide receiver KaVontae Turpin (9).
Aug 12, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver KaVontae Turpin (9). / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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4. The Jaguars O-Line won't allow a single sack vs. the Dolphins

The Jaguars have experienced a few injuries in the offensive trenches, so they will be without a few key players against Miami. Offensive lineman Josh Wells hurt his abductor in joint practices. Similarly, rookie Cooper Hodges could miss significant time after suffering a patella injury in Week 2. On the other hand, Chandler Brewer, who was in concussion protocol, and Ben Bartch, who has worked his way back from a dislocated knee, should be good to go.

Bartch, last year's Week 1 starter at left guard, could get lots of playing time. Similarly, rookie Anton Harrison will suit up even though he's been dealing with a shoulder injury. They'll join Walker Little, Luke Fortner, and Brandon Scherff on the offensive trenches. The five will give everyone a taste of what they'll do in the regular season and won't allow a sack vs. Miami.

3. WR Calvin Ridley will score his first TD as a Jaguar

The Jaguars chose to re-sign many of their own players and add depth to most position groups rather than make a splash signing in free agency. However, they did make a huge move: Acquire wide receiver Calvin Ridley. Although the trade took place last year, Ridley was serving a suspension and he didn't join the team until this past March.

Since then, Calvin Ridley has been working hard and was one of the Jaguars' stars in offseason workouts and training camp. The Alabama product hasn't gotten much playing time the past two preseason games but he'll showcase his connection with Trevor Lawrence against the Dolphins and reach the end zone for the first time donning the Black and Teal.