The Jaguars will be counting on Tyson Campbell to make an impact.
Cornerback Tyson Campbell has had an up-and-down rookie season. While he has struggled at times, he’s shown flashes and the coaching staff is confident he will become a solid NFL starter. Joe Cullen praised the former Georgia Bulldog in his sitdown with the local media.
The Jaguars’ defensive coordinator praised Campbell for a pass breakup on third-and-2 he had against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3. This is probably the one he was referring to.
Campbell played every defensive snap in that game and logged 10 total tackles, and a pass defensed. The following week against the Cincinnati Bengals, the 2021 second-round pick came up with a key stop on fourth-and-goal. Although he gave up five receptions for 100 yards on seven targets, Cullen is pleased with his development.
"He was making a lot of progress and a couple of plays against Cincinnati. He had a couple of plays against pretty much a historical receiver right now."
The receiver Cullen makes mention of is Ja’Marr Chase, who is on pace to break the receiving yards record for rookies and is making a strong case for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
The Jaguars have a stud cornerback in Shaquill Griffin. They now need someone that can start opposite of him. Campbell could end up becoming that player. He’s missed the last two games with a toe injury but will be back in the lineup Sunday. It’s possible that his time out of the lineup helped him figure things out. He’s one of several Jags’ players that must shine in Week 8.