2. Jaguars OLB Travon Walker has a sack and a 40% pass-rush win rate vs. Colts
Outside linebacker Josh Allen is getting lots of attention and rightfully so. He had nine total pressures and a strip sack against the Indianapolis Colts. On top of that, he leads the league in total pressures after six weeks. Following his dominant performance, it's fair that he's earned a contract extension.
That said, Allen wasn't the only Jaguar who had a productive outing against the Colts. Fellow outside linebacker Travon Walker also had a sack and a pass-rush win rate of 40%, the highest of his young career.
You could make the case that Walker, the No. 1 overall pick in 2022, hasn't not lived up to his draft billing but he's certainly made strides. Besides being 0.5 sacks away from having as many as he had as a rookie, he's steadily improved as a pass rusher.
Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson has, without a doubt, been a better pick than Travon Walker but the Jags knew it was going to take a while before they saw a meaningful return on their investment. Having mostly lined up with his hand in the ground at Georgia, Walker looks considerably more comfortable playing in a standup position.
Not everything is sunshine and flowers though. In Week 6, Walker jumped offsides and wiped an interception safety Rayshawn Jenkins made on that play. That said, the positives have generally outweigh the negatives. Now, Walker needs to keep taking steps in the right direction.