5 Jaguars players not named Calvin Ridley already turning heads in training camp

• Calvin Ridley has been as good as advertised for the Jaguars

• Gerrit Prince has a chance to make the 53-man roster and more

• A sophomore CB is ready to take the leap

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Parker Washington (11) catches a pass.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Parker Washington (11) catches a pass. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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No. 2 Jaguars player not named Calvin Ridley who's stood out: Devin Lloyd, LB

Linebacker was one of the Jaguars' biggest needs last year and they took care of it by signing Foyesade Oluokun. On top of that, they traded back into the first round after choosing Travon Walker first overall to select Devin Lloyd at No. 27. They weren't done though making upgrades at the position though, and having the opportunity to take Chad Muma in Round 3, they took it.

Lloyd got the starting nod next to Oluokun despite missing a significant portion of training camp with a hamstring injury. The decision paid off early on, as the former Utah Ute registered two interceptions and six pass deflections in the first three games of the season. However, his strong start didn't carry over the rest of the way. Heading into Year 2, he's expected to make a leap and he's excelled so far.

Defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell praised Lloyd during his exchange with the media on Day 3 of training camp, noting that the sophomore linebacker is doing a better job of diagnosing plays.

"I think you can watch it on film. Last year, you might see a false start here, you might see bad eye discipline but now starting to be more consistent, Caldwell said. "Still not there as consistent as we want it to be. But there's a play the other day, they ran a bootleg in Devin's eyes were in the right spot."

"We're in the right spot. And the play was really a nonfactor because his eyes are in the right spot. That's the progression you see that he's more comfortable with and understands, where he's supposed to do and is able to do it. And then just enable him to make plays for us", Caldwell said.

John Shipley of Jaguar Report also says that Lloyd has created pressure and made huge defensive stops on defense. He adds that Lloyd seems to be the frontrunner to start next to Oluokun next season.