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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2. Jaguars OLB Travon Walker and Josh Allen will register one sack each

There may not be any other players under more pressure to perform on the Jaguars roster than Travon Walker and Josh Allen. The former was the No. 1 pick in the 2022 draft while the latter is entering the last year of his rookie deal.

Both Walker and Allen are coming off fine campaigns but the Jags need them to step up in 2023. They'll be their top pass rushers and if they don't show out, the defense could struggle to apply pressure up front. The duo is aware they're being counted on and need to execute next season.

Allen and Walker will prove against Miami that the work they've put in in the offseason has paid off by each getting a sack in the finale.

1. Gregory Junior will keep making plays for the Jaguars vs. the Dolphins

Cornerback Gregory Junior has made huge strides since the end of the 2022 season and is set to take on a huge role in Year 2. A sixth-round pick in last year's draft, Junior didn't originally make the 53-man roster and only suited up for one game. However, he was one of the most improved Jaguars players in training camp, and his performance carried over into the preseason.

In two preseason bouts, he's registered an interceptions, forced a fumble and recovered another one. The Ouachita Baptist product will keep the streak of takeaways going against the Dolphins and will snag another pick.

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