The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to terms with four of their top five draft picks late Thursday night: second rounders, linebacker Daryl Smith and running back Greg Jones, third round linebacker Jorge Cordova and fourth round pick wide receiver Ernest Wilford. All four are expected to sign their contracts when they report for training camp today. First round pick wide receiver Reggie Williams is the only draft choice unsigned.
Smith, 22, was the 39th overall selection in the draft. The 6-2, 234-pound linebacker started 44 of his 46 career games at Georgia Tech with 383 tackles (207 solo), 48 tackles for a loss, 15 sacks, three interceptions and three forced fumbles. The Albany, Ga. native earned All-Conference honorable mention honors as a senior and was the second-highest linebacker drafted by the Jaguars.
Jones, 23, was the 55th overall selection in the draft. The 6-1, 250-pound running back rushed for 2,535 yards and 23 touchdowns at Florida State. The Beaufort, S.C. native played in 42 games starting the final 21 games. He served as team captain as a senior after earning All-Conference honors as a junior. Jones ranks sixth on FSU's all-time rushing list.
Cordova, 22, was a four-year starter at linebacker and defensive end at Nevada-Reno. The 6-1, 241-pounder earned All-Conference first team as a senior and team's Most Valuable Player. Cordova started all 42 games played and tallied 311 tackles (183 solo), 44 tackles for a loss, 29.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles. The Murrieta, California native was the first Jaguars player drafted from Nevada and 86th overall selection.
Wilford, 25, was the 120th overall selection in the draft. The Jaguars traded wide receiver Kevin Johnson to Baltimore on draft day for the pick. The 6-4, 223-pound wide receiver played in 49 games for Virginia Tech and started the final 26 contests. Wilford caught 126 career passes for 2,052 yards and 11 touchdowns. He earned All-Conference second-team honors as a junior and first-team honors as a senior.
Players are scheduled to report for the start of training camp today, with practices beginning Saturday.