Looking into Jacksonville Jaguars rookie extension candidates and what they might get

• The 2021 draft class has played a huge role in the Jaguars' success the past two years. They're now eligible for extensions. Here's a projection of what they could potentially get.

Former Clemson teammates Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence and now Jacksonville Jaguars teammates
Former Clemson teammates Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence and now Jacksonville Jaguars teammates / Bob Self via Imagn Content Services, LLC
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3. Cornerback Tyson Campbell, 2nd-round pick, 33rd overall

Just like Walker Little, Tyson Campbell will give the Jaguars something to think about in 2024. Campbell got off to a slow start to his rookie season. The fact that he was playing nickel didn't help but he showed considerable growth when he moved to the boundaries and the year progressed. While there weren't many bright spots for Jacksonville in 2021, Campbell at least showed promise.

The former Georgia Bulldog continued to build on his encouraging rookie campaign and had an even better 2022, becoming one of the league's ascending cornerbacks. Having allowed less than 10.0 yards per reception and registering three interceptions, Campbell garnered plenty of attention heading into 2023. Unfortunately, injuries held him back throughout most of the year. Besides missing eight games, he wasn't himself when he was on the field.

Campbell now enters 2024 looking to bounce back, something that could happen if he stays healthy. That said, there are questions about his future with the team beyond 2024 due to the arrival of defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen. Campbell performs better in zone coverage but Nielsen prefers a heavy-man scheme.

While Nielsen refused to put any labels to his system, there's a chance Campbell may not be a fit. Still, the Jaguars should at least give him a shot to prove he does in training camp. One thing that could help Campbell is that Jacksonville doesn't currently have his replacement in place. Of course, that could change in the offseason, but for the time being, the Jags will be hesitant to give him an extension.

On the other hand, the team's brass should consider giving Campbell a short extension in training camp if he can thrive in Ryan's scheme. Something along the lines of $10 million would do. Then, if he has a banner year, they could engage in contract talks.

Projection: 1-year, $10 million IF he shows he's a fit in training camp