The Jacksonville Jaguars are among the most interesting teams heading into the 2021 NFL season with intriguing names at key spots. Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence will see plenty of the headlines, but Lawrence’s college teammate Travis Etienne was among the best running backs in college football the past few seasons. Etienne figures to have a solid future in the NFL and is incredibly versatile in the running game as well as his work as a pass catcher.
650 rushing yards: Over (-115) or Under (-115)
Our pick: Under
Etienne should be fresh despite playing four seasons in college. Clemson did not give him an overwhelming workload, which is good news for his professional career. The Jaguars backfield is a bit of a mystery at this point with Etienne, James Robinson and Carlos Hyde. It’s possible all three will receive a decent number of carries, so we’re more inclined to take the under rushing total in Year 1 for Etienne.
4 rushing TDs: Over (+100) or Under (-130)
Our pick: Under
Etienne saw plenty of explosive plays in the Clemson offense, and his versatility should get him into the end zone a few times as a rookie. If this was total touchdowns, we would likely take the over, but rushing touchdowns is a different story. Robinson is more likely to be the goal line option in this offense, leading to the under hitting for Etienne’s rushing touchdown total.
44.5 receptions: Over (-115) or Under (-115)
Our pick: Over
Etienne separates his game from other backs in the passing game, and that should be his main role in his rookie season. Robinson caught 49 passes, but Etienne is likely going to be much more effective in that role especially since he played the last few seasons developing chemistry with Lawrence as the quarterback.
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