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No. 70 overall: Muma is the selection


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars' defensive theme continued Friday.

A day after selecting two linebackers on Thursday, the Jaguars selected one more with their second third-round selection Friday.

Chad Muma, a linebacker from the University of Wyoming, on Friday night was selected by the Jaguars No. 70 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft – the sixth selection of the third round. 

Muma (6-feet-3, 239 pounds), who played four seasons at Wyoming, had 267 total career tackles – 147 solos. He was a third-team Associated Press All-America selection this past season.

He registered 19 tackles for loss in his career, including eight each of the past two seasons. He also had three interceptions this past season, two of which he returned for touchdowns. He was a finalist for the Butkus Award as a senior and a first-team All-Mountain West selection in 2020 and 2021.

He started 21 of 44 career games at Wyoming.

The Jaguars on Thursday selected Georgia outside linebacker Travon Walker No. 1 overall and Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd No. 27 overall, selecting Kentucky offensive lineman Luke Fortner No. 65 overall earlier Friday. They hold six more selections in the '22 draft: No. 157 overall (Round 5), No. 188 overall (Round 6), No. 197 overall (Round 6), No. 198 overall (Round 6), No. 222 overall (Round 7) and No. 235 overall (Round 7).