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'15 NFL Draft: Jaguars select Bennett at No. 180


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars went back on the defensive in Round 6.

They did it by adding some depth to an already strong position along the defensive front.

After selecting safety and wide receiver early on Day 3, the Jaguars focused on the front early in Round 6 Saturday afternoon, using the fourth selection of the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft – the No. 180 selection overall – on Ohio State University defensive tackle Michael Bennett.

Bennett (6-feet-2, 293 pounds) had been projected by some analysts to be selected as early as the second round. He reportedly played well during the Buckeyes' stretch run to the 2014 national championship.

Bennett will play the three-technique tackle position with the Jaguars. He had 18 career sacks at OSU, including seven this past season.

He was a third-team All-America selection and a two-time second-team All-Big 10 selection. He played all four seasons at Ohio State.

The Jaguars early Saturday selected Louisville safety James Sample with the No. 104 selection in Round 4 and Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene with the No. 139 selection in Round 5.

The Jaguars also hold the Nos. 220 and 229 selections in Round 7. Shortly before selecting Sample, they traded No. 103 selection they held entering the day for the Jets' No. 104 selection and the No. 229 selection.

The Jaguars selected Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon in the second round Friday and selected South Carolina guard A.J. Cann in the third round. They selected University of Florida edge rusher Dante Fowler Jr. No. 3 overall Thursday night.

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