The starters (most of them) take the field.
Yes, Duval, you will actually see some starters on the field for the Jaguars Thursday night. Enjoy it. Soak it all in. This is the first time that you'll be able to see Nick Foles on the field in a Jaguars' uniform.
WR Marqise Lee, RB Alfred Blue, LB Jake Ryan, LB Quincy Williams, LB Davis Tull, TE Charles Jones, TE Geoff Swaim, TE Josh Oliver, and DT Marcell Dareus will be held out.
Does the Jaguars' starting defense look as dominant as it should?
Much of the Jaguars' starting defense will take the field against the Dolphins in Miami. You want to see them stifle a Dolphins offense that isn't on their level in terms of talent. If the Jaguars' starters can hold the Dolphins' starters from scoring, it'll be another confidence boost for an already self-assured unit.
Who's the starter at right guard?
Will AJ Cann or Will Richarson be taking the reps with the ones at right guard? There's an open competition for the spot. Cann has been the starter for the last four seasons in Duval, but Richardson is looking to earn the trust of the coaches. If the Jags' coaching staff gives Richardson the start in Miami, it likely means that Cann's run as the starting right guard has come to an end.
Can Terrelle Pryor make an impact?
Terrelle Pryor played a considerable role for the Jaguars throughout the beginning of training camp, but he hasn't been able to take the field yet during the preseason. He appears ready to play against the Dolphins. If he is to gain a firm grasp on a roster spot, Pryor will need to have an impact.
Taven Bryan has received some praise from his coaches. Will he show improvement in an in-game situation?
The former first-round pick has struggled to make the type of impact you expect from a 3-tech. The position is designed to create interior pressure, but Bryan has been moved backward by offensive lineman as often as he's created push. Bryan needs to have a strong showing to prove he belongs in the rotation for the Jaguars this year.
Do we see Calais, Yannick, and Josh on the field at the same time?
Oh, boy. I've seen it during practice, but seeing it during a game situation would be fantastic. Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, and Josh Allen form the Jaguars' three-headed pass rush monster. If these three get on the field together against the Dolphins, expect to see some serious pressure.
Which reserve cornerbacks will show out?
Breon Borders, Tae Hayes, and Quenton Meeks appear to be battling for one or two roster spots. The incumbent, Quenton Meeks, has struggled at times this summer. His counterparts, however, have made big play after big play. Can Meeks finally put it all together? Will Borders and Hayes continue to shine?
Does Tre McBride make a case for the 53-man roster?
Tre McBride has been a dark horse to make the Jaguars' 53-man roster at wide receiver since he arrived in Duval. But over the last three weeks, he has made a name for himself and is the Jaguars' leading receiver this preseason. If he has another impressive showing, he'll make it that much harder for the Jaguars' coaching staff to let him go.
Can Joe Giles-Harris continue his impressive summer?
Rookie linebacker Joe Giles-Harris has shown a lot in practice and on the field during the preseason for the Jaguars. An undrafted kid out of Duke, Giles-Harris has the versatility to play on the inside and the outside and has a nose for the football. He could be a contender for the last roster spot at linebacker if his strong play continues.
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