Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell is now a Jacksonville Jaguar. He was selected with the No. 1 pick in the second round.
Campbell has been on the path to the NFL since he was a high-school recruit. His long 6-foot-2 frame and track-level speed made him one of the highest touted cornerback recruits in the country. A product of American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla., Campbell was selected to the Army All-American game alongside his teammate Patrick Surtain II.
Campbell immediately showed the Georgia staff that his high recruiting profile was accurate as he started in 11 games as a freshman for the Dawgs. His breakout play came against Missouri when he forced a fumble, recovered it, and then took it 64 yards for a touchdown.
Hampered by an injury in his sophomore season, Campbell played in only nine games that year, but was still able to contribute to that season's dominant defense. He recorded his second career touchdown against Georgia Tech that year as he recovered a fumble in the end zone.
The 2020 season was a return to form for a healthy Campbell. He was able to play in all 10 games last year and recorded his first career interception against South Carolina. In another display of his athleticism, he returned it for 40 yards.
Campbell declared for the draft following the Dawgs' Peach Bowl win over Cincinnati, joining his fellow cornerbacks Eric Stokes and DJ Daniel. Georgia fans are looking forward to seeing Campbell excel in the NFL and hoping that one of Georgia's young corners can fill the hole his departure leaves in the Georgia defense.
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