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'15 NFL Draft: Jaguars agree to terms with nine free agents


JACKSONVILLE – Nick Marshall's transition will continue in Jacksonville.

Marshall, a quarterback for Auburn University who plans to try to play cornerback in the NFL, was among nine players who agreed to terms with the Jaguars after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. The team announced the players Sunday:

*Thurston Armbrister (6-3, 241 pounds), linebacker, Miami (Fla.). Armbrister started 23 of 38 games in three seasons as a starter at Miami, registering 129 tackles, including 15 for loss. He had seven sacks, including five as a senior.

*Eric Crume (6-2, 297), defensive tackle, Syracuse. Crume started 10 of 43 games in four seasons at Syracuse, starting 10 games as a senior and registering 52 career tackles with 17 tackles for loss. He had four sacks in four seasons.

*Corey Grant (5-11, 205), running back, Auburn. Grant played three seasons for the Tigers after transferring from Alabama. He rushed for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns on 135 career carries, rushing for 364 yards and three touchdowns on 60 carries as a senior.

*Connor Hamlett (6-7, 266), tight end, Oregon State. Hamlett caught 104 passes for 1,109 yards and 10 touchdowns in four seasons, starting 29 of 47 games.

*Marshall (6-1, 210), cornerback, Auburn. He started 25 games in two seasons at quarterback for Auburn after transferring from Garden City Community College (Kan.), completing 320 of 532 passes for 4,508 yards and 34 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,866 yards and had eight 100-yard rushing games. He was Auburn's Most Valuable Player as a senior. He began his collegiate career at Georgia, playing cornerback there in 2011.

*Christopher Reed (6-5, 300 pounds), offensive lineman, Minnesota State-Mankato. Reed started 46 of 47 games in four seasons, and was a first-team All-America selection. He also was an 11-time Division II Track and Field All-American, winning the Divison II national championship in the shot put in 2013 and 2014.

*Matt Robinson (6-3, 245), linebacker, Maryland. Robinson, after beginning his career as a safety, started seven games as a senior in 2014, registering 34 tackles and a 1.5 tackles for loss. He also had five pass breakups. He played 11 games in 2013, registering 43 tackles and 10 tackles for loss.

*Todd Thomas (6-2, 230), outside linebacker, Pittsburgh. Thomas started 34 of 45 games, including 21 starts over the last two seasons. He registered 251 total tackles with 17 tackles for loss and three sacks in his career and also broke up 11 passes. His collegiate starts came at weak-side linebacker.

*Jake Waters, quarterback, Kansas State. Waters, who transferred to Kansas State from Iowa Western Community College, started 26 games in the past two seasons, completing 421 of 657 passes for 5,970 yards and 40 touchdowns with 16 interceptions. He was a Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist and a Maxwell Award semifinalist in 2014, and also was a second-team All-Big 12 selection in 2014.

The Jaguars coached Marshall at the Senior Bowl, where he worked as a cornerback with the South team. That was his first extensive work at the cornerback positon after playing two seasons at quarterback at Auburn. Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley spoke at the time of being impressed with Marshall's willingness to compete against NFL prospects at the cornerback position with little preparation time.

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