Jacksonville Jaguars need to get more production from 2021 draft class

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Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence (16) and OLB Von Miller (58) (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

These two Jacksonville Jaguars rookies have gotten the most playing time.

Trevor Lawrence, quarterback (first overall pick, first round)

The Jaguars had Trevor Lawrence compete for the starting job in training camp. Maybe they wanted him to earn him or show other teams what Gardner Minshew could do. Regardless of the reason, the former Clemson Tiger came out on the top and hasn’t looked back.

So far, Lawrence hasn’t been great but he hasn’t been atrocious either. Like any other rookie quarterback, he’s made some highlight throws and questionable decisions at times. Nevertheless, he has displayed flashes of the talent that helped him succeed at the collegiate level. Lawrence didn’t have a particularly good outing in Week 2 but he hasn’t shown any cause for concerns. He should only keep getting better.

Tyson Campbell, cornerback (33rd overall pick, second round)

The Jaguars traded Sidney Jones before the start of the regular season and Tre Herndon has been dealing with an MCL injury. This paved the way for rookie cornerback Tyson Campbell to get playing time. The former Georgia Bulldog has played 57 percent of the team’s defensive snaps but hasn’t done much of note. He’s been targeted 11 times and has allowed seven receptions (one of them for a touchdown) for a 63.6 completion rate.

As the 33rd overall pick in this year’s draft, the Jaguars surely expected Campbell to have a bigger impact. His biggest flaw has been his inability to track the football when he’s in the air. The coaching staff has been working with him to correct the issue. The young might turn out to be fine down the road but he’s not much of a difference-maker right now.