Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 players who will be key to winning in Week 3

Urban Meyer, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
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CB Tyson Campbell #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars and WR Courtland Sutton #14 of the Denver Broncos (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

Jacksonville Jaguars player No. 2 – Cornerback Tyson Campbell

Cornerback Tyson Campbell hasn’t been great over the last two weeks but he’s seen the field often. Although it may not sound like much at first, this becomes meaningful when you take into account that the Jaguars haven’t gotten much production from their 2021 draft class as a whole.

The case could be made that Campbell is getting snaps by default, as the Jags have no one else to turn to. However, the Georgia product was a second-round pick for a reason and he isn’t lacking talent or athleticism. He’s simply a bit raw at this stage of his NFL career. The 33rd overall pick in the 2021 draft has appeared in 57 percent of the team’s defensive snaps, and his playing time won’t likely go down anytime soon due to the lack of depth Jacksonville has at cornerback.

Campbell allowed five receptions and a touchdown in five targets in the season opener. However, he played a bit better in Week 2, giving up just four targets on seven passes. It’s still far from great but it shows the rookie corner has potential. Against the Cards, Campbell will probably be asked to cover wide receiver Christian Kirk. The Texas A&M product has caught eight passes for 135 yards. Also, he’s averaged 16.9 per reception and has already scored two receiving touchdowns this year.

If Campbell can limit big plays and keep Kirk (or whoever he’s covering) away from the end zone, it will be a big win for the Jags.