Jaguars underperforming No. 2 in 2022: Rayshawn Jenkins, S
It should be shocking to find Rayshawn Jenkins as a weak spot in the secondary. The Florida native remains an interesting player as he excels in everything besides coverage ranking eighth amongst safeties in pass rush and 21st in run defense. However, when comparing those to his 82nd-ranked coverage score out of 85 safeties it is worrisome as most of the position is coverage related. This season, he’s allowed 16 receptions on 23 targets for a 69.6 percent completion rate.
Jenkins is just a player that fans have to accept will never be a lockdown defensive back. In fact, he may find his most production for the Jaguars in blitzes or playing closer to the line of scrimmage rather than back deep with his counterpart Andre Cisco. On the bright side, he posted a PFF overall grade of 78.9 against the Giants, the highest mark among Jaguars players, so not everything is doom and gloom.
Jaguars overachiever No. 1 in 2022: Tyson Campbell, CB
Tyson Campbell has been the most impressive second-year player for the Jaguars. The former Georgia Bulldog has really come into his own as the best cornerback for the Jaguars and really showed off in Week 6 against the Colts when he finished the week as the highest-graded cornerback.
Though Campbell is averaging only 3.3 catches a game and a 61.1 percent completion rate. With three pass breakups and one interception on the year, he has been active in defending the pass.
With a rather lackluster cast around him in the secondary, Campbell should remain the Jaguars’ top defender in the backfield. His big frame is appealing at 6’1″ and he’s quick enough to keep up with most receivers. Campbell should only get better as the season goes on and will still make mistakes, but is one of the most valuable members of Jacksonville’s defense.