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Pick No. 69: Jaguars select DE Yannick Ngakoue

Posted Apr 29, 2016

Jaguars select Maryland DE Yannick Ngakoue with No. 69 selection in third round of the 2016 NFL Draft


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars’ defensive theme continued late Friday.

And with their third selection of this year’s draft, they not only addressed defense, they did so at the edge-rusher position.

Yannick Ngakoue, a defensive end from University of Maryland, became the Jaguars’ third selection in this year’s draft late Friday evening. The Jaguars took him with the No. 6 selection of the third round, the No. 69 selection overall.

Ngakoue (6-feet-2, 255 pounds), who played three years at Maryland, registered 21.5 sacks in his career there. He also registered 33 tackles for loss.

He registered 13.5 sacks as a junior last season, which was the second-highest total in the nation. He also had 15 tackles for loss. He had 14.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore with six sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss with two sacks as a freshman.

The Jaguars selected Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey with the No. 5 overall selection in the first round, then selected UCLA linebacker Myles Jack with the No. 36 overall selection in the second round early Friday.

 

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