Ezra Cleveland and other players who must shine for the Jaguars vs. Browns in Week 14

• Ezra Cleveland could start at left tackle for the Jaguars in Week 14

• He'll be one of 5 players who'll need to step up if they want to win

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4. Montaric Brown

Injuries have hampered Tyson Campbell this season. First, he suffered a hamstring injury that forced him to miss four non-consecutive games. Then, he hurt his quad in the Monday Night loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Now, it's not a given that the former Georgia Bulldog will sit out Sunday's bout, but if he doesn't, Montaric Brown will surely step in his place.

A seventh-round pick in last year's draft, Brown has made significant strides in Year 2. More often than not, he's been called upon when Campbell's missed time. Against the New Orleans Saints, he had two key passes defensed, including one with the game on the line.

While the former Arkansas Cornhusker has struggled at times, he's more than held his own. The last time he suited up this season was against the Houston Texans in Week 12. Brown gave up four receptions on five targets for 80 yards that day. He'll need to play much better if he steps up in relief of Campbell Sunday.

3. Gregory Junior

Montaric Brown isn't the only reserve cornerback the Jaguars will call against the Browns. Gregory Junior, who was drafted one round before Brown, might also play Sunday. In his case, he'll replace Tre Herndon, who's already been ruled out with a concussion.

The first-ever Ouachita Baptist prospect to be drafted has the size to play nickel. Given his growth since the end of the 2022 season, he even looked like a candidate to replace Herndon if the team had moved on from him. Junior has played 61 snaps this season and 18 of them have been in the slot, which is why he's the most likely candidate to step in Herndon's place against the Browns.