JACKSONVILLE – Day 2 was a good day for the starting quarterback.
Very good, actually.
Trevor Lawrence, the Jaguars' starting quarterback and the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, turned in one of the best practices of his career Tuesday. This was on Day 2 of Jaguars 2022 Training Camp, a practice of about an hour and 40 minutes at the Knight Sports Campus of Episcopal School of Jacksonville.
"It sets the tone," Jaguars veteran tight end Evan Engram said.
The Jaguars held extended sessions of seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 work Tuesday, with observers crediting Lawrence with just one incomplete pass in the periods. In a more extensive and longer practice than Monday's Day 1 work, Lawrence looked confident throughout and appeared quick in his decision-making process.
"When the quarterback is taking control and we're making plays, and everybody's gaining confidence and everybody kind of feels it … it's definitely special for that to happen," Engram said.
Defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell spoke to the media before practice Tuesday, with outside linebacker Josh Allen speaking to the media after practice. Coverage of those availabilities can be seen Tuesday on jaguars.com and Jaguars Media channels.
The Jaguars will practice again at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday with a day off scheduled Friday. The first full-pads practice of '22 camp is scheduled Sunday, with all practices closed to the public. The Jaguars are practicing on the Episcopal sports campus while construction continues on their sports performance facility adjacent to TIAA Bank Field.
That facility is projected to be complete by 2023 training camp.
The Jaguars worked Tuesday in temperatures that reached 85 degrees and felt in the low 90s. They worked in shorts and helmets with no full pads for a second consecutive day under league rules.
"We've got some things we still have to fix," Engram said. "There are always mistakes we have to go in and fix up, but if we can keep the ball off the ground and have good ball security, get up field and make plays after the catch and block up front, make explosive runs, it's definitely a good day.
"We're always going to find something build on."
Here's a look at Tuesday's practice:
PLAY OF THE DAY
- Second-year veteran running back Travis Etienne Jr. continued to look fast, confident quick Tuesday in his return from a Lisfranc injury that kept him out his entire rookie regular season. Etienne, the No. 25 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, also has shown sure hands throughout the offseason and early in training camp. Among his plays Tuesday: A 30-yard run over the right side of the line early in practice and a nice reception on a screen from Lawrence that Etienne turned into a short gain. …
- Veteran wide receiver Christian Kirk was productive for a second consecutive day to start camp, looking quick in and out of breaks and getting open for a variety of short and intermediate receptions. …
- Engram had a long reception on a pass on which he and Lawrence adjusted to rush and coverage during an 11-on-11 drill later in practice. …
- Rookie running back Snoop Conner turned a screen pass from reserve quarterback Jake Luton into a nice gain during 11-on-11 work. …
- Wide receiver Zay Jones had a 15-yard reception in seven on seven on a pass from Lawrence. …
- Tight end Chris Manhertz had a nice snatch reception on a crisp pass from Lawrence for a long gain in seven on seven. …
- Third-year cornerback Chris Claybrooks had a pass breakup in seven on seven. …
- Rookie Luke Fortner worked with the starters at center for a second consecutive day to start camp, with veteran Tyler Shatley working at left guard. Shatley had started extensively in place of Brandon Linder at center at times in recent seasons. Second-year veteran Walker Little and fourth-year veteran Jawaan Taylor continued to rotate with the first team at right tackle.