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Jags use Craft pick on CB


A cornerback brought them the pick, and the Jaguars used that pick to draft another cornerback.

With the fifth-round pick they acquired by trading Jason Craft to New Orleans, the Jaguars selected Nicholls State cornerback Chris Thompson with the 150th overall choice. Thompson, 6-0, 187, is a value pick at a point in the draft at which the pickings were getting slim.

"He's a good athlete. He worked out well. He blocked eight kicks in his career. We feel he can compete for the 'nickel' position. We think he was good value," Jaguars personnel director James Harris said of Thompson, a three-year starter with 11 career interceptions.

Thompson was widely regarded as the best cover-corner in Division I-AA, and the Jaguars were clearly interested by Thompson's special teams skills. His bio says he did not allow a touchdown pass in his college career.

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