3. The Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t get much production from their rookies.
Putting aside running back Travis Etienne, who is out for the year with a Lisfranc injury, or wide receiver Jalen Camp, who was released in the last round of roster cuts, the Jaguars’ didn’t get much production from their rookie class in Week 2.
Trevor Lawrence struggled but cornerback Tyson Campbell wasn’t much better, giving up four passes for 54 yards. On the bright side, he didn’t give up a touchdown. Safety Andre Cisco again had a limited role and finished the game with 18 snaps (26 percent of the team’s defensive snaps). The former Syracuse Orangeman didn’t have a bad game per se but fellow safety Andrew Wingard got more playing time for the second consecutive week.
Tight end Luke Farrrell was targeted twice and caught one pass for six yards. Then, there are offensive tackle Walker Little, outside linebacker Jordan Smith and Jay Tufele. Although all of them are on the active roster, the three of them were inactive against the Broncos.
Smith has been limited in practice over the last two weeks, so his presence in the list of inactives makes sense but what about Little and Tufele? If they aren’t playing is because the coaching staff may not think they’re ready to contribute yet, and that should be a cause for concern. It’s not as if the Jags’ have a surplus of playmakers. Not every rookie is the same, and some take more time to develop than others. Nevertheless, the Jaguars’ 2021 draft class hasn’t had a big impact in the first two games of the season.