3 unsung heroes from Jacksonville Jaguars training camp so far

• Can Zay Jones be better than he was in 2022?

• Travon Walker has made strides in training camp

• Walker Little ready to take over at left tackle

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Walker Little (72) looks on during day 7 of the Jaguars.
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Walker Little (72) looks on during day 7 of the Jaguars. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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All eyes have been on Trevor Lawrence since the start of training camp and rightfully so. The third-year quarterback played like a top-10 quarterback near the end of the 2022 season and he's expected to be even better. While MVP talks may be a bit premature, he's done enough throughout the offseason to make you think he can help the Jacksonville Jaguars return to the playoffs and win their second AFC South title in a row in 2023.

Having said that, Lawrence hasn't been the only player that has stood out in Jaguars training camp. He's the one with the biggest name recognition but others such as tight end Gerrit Prince and Kevin Austin Jr. have had the chance to rise their stock.

Also, there are a handful of players who have had a productive training camp but have somewhat flown under the radar. In particular, these three have emerged as unsung contributors over the last 10 days.

No. 3 unsung contributor in Jaguars training camp: Zay Jones, WR

The Tyson Campbell vs. Calvin Ridley battle has stolen the spotlight throughout training camp and it's easy to see why. Both players are competitors and going against each other on every rep will only make them better. Having said that, Ridley isn't the only Jaguars receiver that has stood out in recent days.

Christian Kirk is putting in the work to have another productive season. Moreover, there's been a heated competition between Tim Jones, Kendric Pryor, Parker Washington, and Kevin Austin for the fifth receiver spot on the depth chart. The arrival of Ridley, along with the competition at the position has taken a bit of attention away from Zay Jones.

Make no mistake, Jones has made plays throughout training camp. In fact, he was outright unstoppable on Day 6, when he made a one-handed grab in reached the end zone three times. The day before he reeled in another touchdown reception over cornerback Chris Claybrooks.

Jones has been targeted deep in training camp and if that carries over into the regular season, his 2022 yard-per-catch average of 10.0 should go up.