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Campservations: Day 2

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JACKSONVILLE – Jaguars 2022 Training Camp continued Tuesday.

It was the second day of the first training camp under Head Coach Doug Pederson, featuring an unpadded practice at Knight Sports Campus of Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Each day throughout camp, four members of Jaguars Media – senior writer John Oehser, senior correspondent Brian Sexton, senior reporter/editor J.P. Shadrick and team reporter Ashlyn Sullivan – will share an observation.

Here are Tuesday's "campservations:"

John Oehser, Jaguars Senior Writer…

We're not going to make every "campservations" entry about Jaguars Trevor Lawrence, but the second-year veteran forced the issue Tuesday with perhaps his best practice in two NFL seasons. Lawrence, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, had an efficient and accurate practice with some observers crediting him with one incomplete pass in seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 work. Lawrence had some very good days during the recent offseason program, but this felt different. He looked confident and appeared to be making correct, quick decisions much of the day. Also notable: Many of his throws were downfield and to intermediate receivers, with few check-downs – an indication that Lawrence's eyes are downfield and he's looking to make the proper reads. This was the sort of "easy," efficient practice you want to see early in training camp in non-padded work. It was an encouraging day.

Brian Sexton, Jaguars Senior Correspondent…

As I see it, there are two offensive line positions set with all else to be decided. Cam Robinson will start at left tackle, with Brandon Scherff starting at right guard. Rookie Luke Fortner has worked with the No. 1 group at center for two days and veteran Tyler Shatley is working at left guard so perhaps this year's third-round draft pick (Fortner) is going to start at center. Right tackle is the battle getting the most attention; second-year veteran Walker Little worked in the first group Tuesday and looked good. He has excellent footwork, can really move and is very athletic for a big guy. Jawaan Taylor looks more like a guy who should be playing inside to me, an explosive player with great power but not the same lateral movement abilities of Little. If Little wins that job, then Taylor would be an option at left guard. I continue to think he could be a Pro Bowl-level player inside where he can maul defenders in the running game. The good news is there are plenty of options for Head Coach Doug Pederson to consider.

J.P. Shadrick, Jaguars Senior Reporter/Editor …

After a short first day, the second day of training camp extended to about an hour and a half with Lawrence showing precision passing most of the day. Second-year running back Travis Etienne Jr. told me after practice he no longer even thinks about the Lisfranc injury that ended his rookie season before it started, and it shows: He's showing a burst and quickness so far in camp. Outside linebacker Josh Allen spoke after practice and continued to praise No. 1 overall selection Travon Walker's work ethic and ability. Walker certainly looks the part so far, but I'm really excited to see him in pads for the first time over the weekend.

Ashlyn Sullivan, Jaguars Team Reporter…

On a day where we heard from all defense with coordinator Mike Caldwell and Allen at the podium, the quarterback was the story. Lawrence had near a 100 percent completion rating during 11-on-11 and seven-on-seven periods: No dropped balls from the receivers on some tough contested catches. Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell had the play of the day, with Lawrence dropping a dime down the sidelines for 40 yards and Treadwell going up and making the catch over two defenders. On defense, Dawuane Smoot had a good day with what would have been two sacks in a game setting. The offensive line had some issues with snaps, which is to be expected early in camp as players work to get timing down. Overall, this is exactly what we wanted to see from Lawrence early on in camp, progressing day to day and getting his timing down with receivers.

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