The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Tyson Campbell with the 33rd overall pick, the first pick in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Campbell, a former five-star recruit, was a three year starter with the Bulldogs coming in right away was a true freshman in the 2018 season. Campbell missed some games during his sophomore season due to turf toe, but overall has been a steady presence in the Georgia secondary.
At 6-foot-1 and 193 pounds, Campbell fits the size that the NFL looks for in outside defensive backs now. Campbell seems primed to grow into a good man-to-man coverage corner, which should fit in well with an expected multi-front attacking defensive front seven, which will often ask a lot of their corners.
One would expect early on that Campbell might play some nickel corner on the inside, or even allowing the Jaguars to do something like slide last year’s first round pick C.J. Henderson or Sidney Jones to the inside on passing downs.