Jaguars draft: 3 boom-or-bust first-round prospects

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Texas Longhorns RB Tre Watson #5 and Georgia Bulldogs DB Tyson Campbell #3 (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports) /

Cornerback. Bulldogs . Tyson Campbell. 1. player. 814.

Tyson Campbell poses an interesting question for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Cornerback isn’t a pressing need for the Jaguars heading into the draft, as C.J. Henderson is entering his second season in the NFL and the team’s brass brought back Sidney Jones and Tre Herndon in the offseason. Also, they signed former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who should start opposite Henderson.

In fact, head coach Urban Meyer is pleased with the Jags’ current cornerback group but they could draft another cornerback early in the draft. While Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley will likely be gone when Jacksonville is on the clock at 25, one or even two of the top cornerback prospects could be still on the board, including Georgia’s Tyson Campbell.

Campbell had a solid pro day, running a healthy 4.38 40-dash time, and posting a 34.5-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 10 feet and four inches. He also has the prototypical size of an NFL cornerback but a few questions surround him ahead of the draft. His lack of impact plays is concerning, he only amassed one interception and 11 pass deflections over his three-year career at Georgia. Moreover, he has physical traits to play the position but is reactive and sometimes has a hard time diagnosing plays.

In the end, Campbell is no different from most first-round prospects and it will be up to the Jaguars to assess the risk that comes with taking the former Bulldogs cornerback.

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