No. 2 Jaguars player to keep an eye on in training camp: Chad Muma, LB
At first sight, it might feel odd to say that linebacker Chad Muma is flying under the radar but seriously, who would you mention if someone asked you to name a Jaguars defender? Unless you're a Wyoming fan, you would probably bring up outside linebacker Josh Allen, maybe Tyson Campbell, or even linebacker Foyesade Oluokun before Muma. Heck, fellow 2022 draft picks Travon Walker and Devin Lloyd usually get more recognition.
The point is that Muma has seemingly taken a back seat this offseason but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Not being in the spotlight surely lets him focus on working on his craft and being the best player he can be ahead of the 2023 season.
A third-round pick in last year's draft, Muma started the regular season on the sidelines even though Lloyd missed a significant portion of training camp with a hamstring injury. Although Muma was relegated to special teams early on, he eventually replaced Lloyd in the lineup. He was a bit overwhelm in his first start but got showed potential once he got a hold of it.
Had Muma not gotten hurt against the Lions in Week 13, he would have likely stayed in the starting lineup for the remainder of the seasons and the playoffs. Now healthy, he will try to show out in training camp and if he makes a strong enough impression, maybe he'll get the nod over Lloyd despite the fact that he was drafted two rounds later.