5 Jacksonville Jaguars players who can become breakout stars in 2022

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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell (32) at TIAA Bank Field [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /

No. 3 Jaguars player who can become a breakout star – Tyson Campbell.

Here’s another rookie and one of the Jaguars’ best picks in the 2021 NFL draft. Back when he was drafted, Tyson Campbell looked like an unnecessary luxury. After all, the Jags had just re-signed Tre Herndon and Sidney Jones. They had also locked up Shaquill Griffin and had C.J. Henderson in the fold, so it was fair to wonder how Campbell fit their plans with so much depth at the position.

Even though the former Georgia Bulldog struggled in the preseason, a series of moves and a bit of randomness helped him secure the starting spot in the slot. First, the Jags’ traded Jones before the start of the season, and Tre Herndon suffered an MCL injury in the preseason, which paved the way for Campbell to play nickel. That wasn’t the end of it, and he moved to the perimeter once the front office traded C.J. Henderson.

It took the 2021 second-round pick to find his footing in the NFL, struggling early in the season and suffering a toe injury that sidelined him for two games. But once he returned to the lineup, he steadily improve each week and logged two interceptions and six passes defensed in the last seven games of the season.

Campbell was one of two Jaguars’ rookies that saw the field a significant amount of time in 2021 (the other was Trevor Lawrence. He should only get better with one year of experience under his belt. Don’t be surprised if he earns a Pro Bowl designation next season.