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'15 NFL Draft: Jaguars select Sterling at No. 220


JACKSONVILLE – Round 7 for the Jaguars began in a familiar position.

After addressing wide receiver earlier on Day 3 of the draft, the Jaguars chose it again with the first of their two seventh-round selections.

After selecting safety, wide receiver and defensive tackle early on Day 3, the Jaguars used the third selection of the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft – the No. 220 selection overall – on Monmouth University wide receiver Neal Sterling.

Sterling (6-feet-3, 238 pounds) caught 212 passes for 2,615 yards and 22 touchdowns at Monmouth. Jaguars Eastern Regional Scout Mark Ellenz said he could potentially grow into a "move" tight end.

Sterling visited the Jaguars at EverBank Field before the draft and Ellenz said he "dominated" at his level of competition. He averaged 16.5 yards per reception as a senior.

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. They selected Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett with the No. 180 selection in Round 6.

The Jaguars also hold the 229 selection 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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