1. Tyson Campbell, cornerback
Tyson Campbell was on his way to solidifying his place as one of the top 10 cornerbacks in the league after an outstanding 2022 season. By all metrics and measurements, the former Georgia Bulldog showed he could go toe-to-toe against the best receivers in the NFL, giving up fewer than 10.0 yards per average and registering three interceptions, tied for most on the team. If that wasn't enough he had one of the top Pro Football Focus grades among corners in the league.
Campbell wasn't a one-year wonder either. He showed talent as a rookie once he moved outside after starting the 2021 season in the slot. While the Jaguars' defense struggled as a whole that year, he was one of their few bright spots. In Year 3, he was projected to pick up where he left off in 2022 but a couple injuries prevented him from doing so. First, he suffered a hamstring injury in Week 6 that forced him to sit out three games. He returned in Week 10 and got hurt again.
After missing a couple bouts, Campbell managed to suit up for Monday Night Football in Week 13. Again, he sustained an injury, this time in the groin. He missed a total of six games due to injuries in 2023 but even when he was on the field, he wasn't his efficient self, giving up an average of 11.9 yards per reception. His lone interception was also a career low.
In Campbell's defense, he was hurt for most of the year. Then again, that doesn't show up on the statline and if you take the football field, you're healthy enough to play. It may be harsh but that's the reality of a performance-based business.
On the bright side, Campbell is still the same talented corner he was in 2022 and if he remains healthy, he should have no trouble bouncing back and reclaiming his place in the upper echelon of NFL cornerbacks.