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Jaguars DL Arik Armstead on DE Travon Walker: 'Travon can be the best edge in the league'

Walker had double-digit sacks last season and is entering his third year in the NFL

Jacksonville Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Arik Armstead has played with a lot of talented pass rushers in his nine-year NFL career.

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Jaguars linebacker Travon Walker (44) reacts to his sack on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in a December game.

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Walker is entering his third season in the NFL and saw a major statistical jump last season. After recording 3.5 sacks as a rookie, Walker crossed the double-digit threshold with 10 last season and added 10 tackles for a loss and 19 quarterback hits.

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But Walker will have another helping hand in Armstead. The veteran pass rusher has 33.5 career sacks and brings a versatility that can suit Walker well.

Jaguars defensive tackle Arik Armstead (91) talks with defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen during an organized team activity.

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Pairing the franchise single-season sack record holder, Josh Allen, with Walker and now, with Armstead, could make for different defensive fronts depending on the down and distance.

If Walker continues his ascension, Jacksonville老司机直播檚 pass rushing contingent could top the league in production.

Armstead is confident Walker will be at the forefront.

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