Lesser-known Jaguars who must stand out in training camp - Part 2
Tim Jones, WR
The top four spots on the Jaguars' receiver depth chart with go (in no particular order) will go to Calvin Ridley, Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, and Jamal Agnew. That could leave just one roster spot open and Tim Jones will be in the mix.
Jones, an undrafted free agent in 2021, spent his rookie season in the Jaguars' practice squad. However, he would rise to fame and became a fan favorite after an outstanding outing in the 2022 preseason.
In three games, the former Southern Mississippi Golden Eagle hauled in 14 receptions for 219 receiving yards. Unfortunately, he became a non-factor in the regular season and ended up catching a measly three passes for 30 yards.
With the addition of Parker Washington and a trio of undrafted rookies, Jones will need to stand out in training camp if he wants to make the Jags' 53-man roster for the second straight year.
Tevaugh Campbell, CB
Although the top 3 of the Jags' depth chart seems to be set, the bottom half will most likely take shape in training camp. Cornerbacks Tyson Campbell and Darious Williams are slated to start in the boundaries in 2023 while Tre Herndon is the in-house favorite to line up in the slot.
Sophomores Gregory Junior Montaric Brown should be in the mix. On the other hand, rookie Christian Braswell and undrafted free agent Kaleb Hayes could challenge Herndon for the nickel job.
Other cornerbacks in the mix are Chris Claybrooks and Tevaugh Campbell. Both played sparingly last year and Claybrooks is facing legal issues, which could give Campbell a slight edge in training camp. However, it's not a given that he'll earn a roster spot. Claimed off waivers of the Las Vegas Raiders' practice squad last year, Campbell appeared in 31 defensive snaps for the Jaguars last year.
If the team's brass put a claim on Campbell, it's because they must've liked what he brought to the table. It's up to him to showcase his talent in camp.