4 Jaguars players who didn't live up to expectations in 2023

• These four players played a role in the Jaguars' failure to make the playoffs last year.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Tank Bigsby (4) pushes through Carolina Panthers defenders on his
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Tank Bigsby (4) pushes through Carolina Panthers defenders on his / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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3. Tyson Campbell, cornerback

Availability is the most important ability in the NFL. While that probably sounds harsh, that's the nature of a performance-based industry. You can be the most talented player but if you can take the football field, it doesn't mean much. In Tyson Campbell's case, injuries prevented him from making an impact last season.

Campbell, a second-round pick in 2021, got off to a rough start to his NFL career. However, he was playing out of position and fared much better once he moved to the boundaries opposite Shaquill Griffin. By the end of his rookie campaign, he was Jacksonville's best defensive back.

The former Georgia Bulldog managed to build on his rookie promise and became one of the top cornerbacks in the league in 2022. Besides giving up a 58.5 percent completion rate and less than 10 years per reception, he tallied three interceptions and 15 passes defensed, second-best on the team.

But then, the injury bug struck, and Campbell struggled to stay healthy throughout most of the 2023 season. A pulled hamstring was the culprit. He first sat out two games and later re-injured his hamstring in Week 10. Later in the season, he hurt his quadricep, which forced him to miss two more contests.

The 2023 season is one Campbell would surely want to forget, but he could enjoy a career revival under defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen. It's true that Campbell is much better suited to play zone while Nielsen favors a man scheme. That said, Nielsen is too good a coach not to adjust to Campbell and get the most out of him in what's set to be a contract year.