2021 NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars add toolsy corner Tyson Campbell

Tyson Campbell, 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Tyson Campbell, 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars address their defense in round two of the 2021 NFL Draft, adding physical and athletic cornerback from Georgia, Tyson Campbell.

After adding a generational quarterback and a dynamic running back in the first round, it was clear that the Jacksonville Jaguars would need to address their defensive needs on day two of the 2021 NFL Draft. The only question was which position would they choose to add to first; safety, defensive tackle, or cornerback? Many had pegged one of Alabama’s defensive lineman Christian Barmore or TCU’s safety Trevon Moehrig as the likely selections.

Instead of adding a safety or a defensive tackle, the Jaguars opted to take a physical cornerback from the University of Georgia, Tyson Campbell. The now-former UGA corner is an impressive athletic specimen, showcasing blazing speed, impressive strength, and above-average agility. However, despite those tools at his disposal he does need to work on fixing his technique and is no doubt going to be a project for the Jaguars coaches to work on.

Over three years leading the Georgia secondary, Campbell showed promise early on in his college career but went on to prove he had work to do. He eventually developed into a very good college corner opposite former teammate and first-round pick Eric Stokes.

Campbell isn’t afraid to get dirty and proved to the tune of 89 tackles over three years at UGA, nothing to sneeze at for a corner. He does need to show a better nose for the football as he only managed to snag just one interception over his three years at corner, to go along with 10 more passes defended.

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Should Campbell prove that he can combine his athleticism and improvised technique together, however, he could well end up being a steal in this draft. He is definitely a boom or bust type of cornerback and clearly, the Jaguars feel they can unlock his full potential.