3 crucial observations from Mike Caldwell's presser on Day 3 of Jaguars training camp

• Iron sharpens iron on the Jaguars defense

• Tyson Campbell stepping into a leadership role for the Jaguars

• Travon Walker ready to live up to his draft billing

Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell.
Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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2. CB Tyson Campbell is now a veteran leader for the Jaguars

Time passes by quickly. Just two years ago, cornerback Tyson Campbell was a rookie making the adjustment to the NFL. Two years later, he's become one of the Jags' best defensive players and a locker room leader.

During his exchange with the media, Mike Caldwell talked about the difference between Campbell last year and now and one thing that has stood out is his leadership role on the team:

"Really, the leadership stands out first", Caldwell said in regard to Campbell. "He's a guy that came was a young guy, really talented. And he's starting to put it together. And when he puts it together, he's able to let his experience show the other guys and help the other guys. Tyson's guy that has all the talent in the world and you can see the confidence grow in him and happy he's here and ready for big things this year".

Coach Caldwell then added that Campbell is the kind of player that he's willing to help his younger teammates.

"It's always good to hear it from a coach but when you have a veteran player that's been there and you see him on the tape all the time doing it and doing it well, as a younger player, that's someone that I tell them you ought to get right behind and listen to everything he has to say," Caldwell said.

Caldwell continued, "Tyson is the type of person who will help anybody. Whether they're staying after field or watching extra film with them. But being able to be that example of I was a young guy one time, here's the process I went through, and help the guys speed up their process."

Campbell's 80.8 Pro Football Focus overall grade ranked seventh among cornerbacks last year. He gave up less than 10 yards per catch and allowed a 58.5 percent completion rate when targeted. He's gotten lots of recognition from the national media ahead of the 2023 season and is expected to be even better in Year 3.