The Jacksonville Jaguars are counting on players such as Trevor Lawrence, wide receiver Christian Kirk and linebacker Foyesade Oluokun to pick up where they left off last year. However, there are a few others who must put it all together in 2023 if the Jags want to make a deep playoff run.
So which players are Jacksonville expecting to break out next season? Here are three, two on defense and one on offense.
No. 3 Jaguars candidate to have a breakout season in 2023: Tyson Campbell, CB
Even though the Jags had just locked up Shaquill Griffin and brought back Sidney Jones in 2021, they drafted Tyson Campbell 33rd overall that year. Although the decision seemed odd at the time, those that doubted the pick (guilty as charged) have come around to recognize how good the former Georgia Bulldog has turned out to be.
Campbell got off to a rough start in the NFL but that was the result of lining up in the slot. Once he replaced C.J. Henderson in the boundaries, he fared much better. In fact, he was responsible for registering two of the seven interceptions the Jaguars had in 2021.
But the Florida native was just getting started and he made huge strides last season. Besides giving up a 58.3 percent completion rate when targeted, he also tallied 15 passes defensed (second-best in the team) and was one of four Jaguars to log three interceptions.
Heading into the 2023 season, Campbell has gotten lots of recognition not only as one of the best cornerbacks in the league but one of their top players regardless of the position. If he can increase his interception totals, he could earn the first Pro Bowl nod of his career or even a First-Team All-Pro designation.