Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 players that will be key vs Dolphins in London
Jacksonville Jaguars key player No. 3 – Shaquill Griffin
During training camp, the Jaguars’ cornerback room looked like a strength. Even head coach Urban Meyer said earlier this year that the team had four starting corners and that was even before they drafted Tyson Campbell with the 33rd overall pick in this year’s selection meeting. However, the group doesn’t currently look as spry.
Jacksonville dealt Sidney Jones before the start of the season and traded C.J. Henderson to the Carolina Panthers for tight end Dan Arnold after Week 3. Also, Campbell is dealing with a toe injury and didn’t suit up last week. Jordan De Lugo of Generation Jaguar recently pointed out that the trio of Shaquill Griffin, Chris Claybrooks, and Tre Herndon has given up a combined 86 percent completion rate.
But when you take exclusively Griffin into account, that number drops to 64, and that’s despite the fact that he tends to travel with the opponents’ best wideout. Against the Dolphins, he could end up covering either Jaylen Waddle or DeVante Parker.
Regardless of whom he covers, Griffin must shut him down. Also, snagging and interception would be big for the Jaguars’ defense. He has yet to record one this year even though he’s had several opportunities to come away with one.