Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 players who must show out vs Bengals

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marquez Callaway #1 and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell #32 (Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports) /

Jacksonville Jaguars who must show out No. 2 – CB Tyson Campbell.

Earlier this year, it looked like rookie Tyson Campbell would redshirt in 2021. After all, the Jaguars had plenty of depth at cornerback. However, things have changed since training camp. Just before the regular season started, the team’s brass sent Sidney Jones packing to the Seattle Seahawks but they weren’t done. After their Week 3 matchup, they traded C.J. Henderson to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for tight end Dan Arnold.

Head coach Urban Meyer cited Campbell’s growth as a reason why the team felt comfortable moving on from Henderson. The Jags might want to see the 33rd overall pick in the 2021 draft see the field often. Keeping him on the bench would reflect poorly on the front office and the coaching staff, so it makes sense that they give him an opportunity to show what he can do.

On the other hand, Campbell has displayed growth over the last two weeks. In the season opener, he allowed five receptions and a touchdown on five targets. In the last two games, he’s given up nine catches for 100 yards and no touchdowns on 13 targets. That kind of production is far from perfect but it’s progress. Also, he’s posted two passes defensed.

With Tre Herndon likely suiting up for Thursday Night Football and Henderson no longer on the roster, Campbell will once again line up on the boundaries. Against the Cardinals, he appeared in 100 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. It wouldn’t be surprising if he once again gets that amount of playing time.