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Jags close with speed


Jack Del Rio spoke at the end of day one of wanting to add speed to his roster on the second day of the draft. He did that as late as with the team's final pick of the draft, seventh-round cornerback Chris Roberson of Eastern Michigan.

Roberson, 5-11, 185, has been timed at 4.33 in the 40-yard dash. So, with his size and speed, why wasn't he drafted earlier?

Well, Roberson moved from wide receiver to cornerback last season. He is, clearly, a work in progress.

"Speed; one year at the position," Del Rio said in describing his final pick of the 2005 NFL Draft. "He's got Jaguar traits. He's physical, aggressive. We believe he has a lot of upside. He's a good prospect."

With the selection of Roberson, the Jaguars closed the book on an eight-man draft class that includes one wide receiver, one offensive tackle, two cornerbacks, one running back, one safety, one punt-returner and one linebacker.

"In the second day, we were able to add to the core of our football team with guys who will vie for roster spots and contribute to our special teams. Are we a stronger football team than when we started? Absolutely," Del Rio said.

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