JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars made a major move late Thursday.
The move was a significant trade, with the team sending three draft selections to acquire one of the draft's top linebackers.
Devin Lloyd, a linebacker from Utah, on Thursday night was selected by the Jaguars No. 27 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft. The team acquired the selection in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the Jaguars sending the Buccaneers the Nos. 33, 106 and 180 selections in this year's draft.
Lloyd (6-feet-2, 237 pounds), who played four seasons at Utah, had 255 career tackles – including 149 solos – with 16.5 sacks and 43 tackles for loss. He had 22 tackles for loss and eight sacks this past season.
He was a first-team Associated Press All-America selection and the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2021, and a first-team All-Pac 12 selection each of the past two seasons.
Lloyd became the first Utah player selected by the Jaguars since they selected wide receiver Curtis Marsh in the seventh round of the 1995 NFL Draft.
The Jaguars earlier Thursday selected Georgia outside linebacker Travon Walker No. 1 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft. They hold eight more selections in the '22 draft: No. 65 overall (Round 3), No. 70 overall (Round 3), No. 157 overall (Round 5), No. 188 overall (Round 6), No. 197 overall (Round 6), No. 188 overall (Round 6), No. 222 overall (Round 7) and No. 235 overall (Round 7).