JACKSONVILLE – Another selection, another defensive player.
Antonio Johnson, a safety from Texas A&M University, on Saturday was selected by the Jaguars in Round 5 of the 2023 NFL Draft – the No. 160 overall selection.
Johnson (6-feet-2, 198 pounds), who played three seasons at Texas A&M, registered 164 career tackles with 96 solos. He registered 14 tackles for loss, an interception and seven passes defensed in college.
Johnson registered 71 tackles with five tackles for loss in 2022. He was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection this past season.
Johnson became the second Texas A&M player selected by the Jaguars in the NFL Draft, the first since offensive tackle Luke Joeckel (Round 1, 2013).
The Jaguars earlier Saturday selected Florida linebacker Vontrell Miller (Round 4, No. 121 overall), Oklahoma State defensive end Tyler Lacy (Round 4, No. 130 overall) and Louisville linebacker Yasir Abdullah (Round 5, No. 136 overall).
The Jaguars also traded the No. 127 overall selection to the New Orleans Saints for the No. 227 overall selection in 2023 and a fourth-round 2024 selection.
The Jaguars on Friday selected Penn State University tight end Brenton Strange with the No. 61 overall selection (Round 2) and Auburn running back Tank Bigsby with the No. 88 overall selection (Round 1). The Jaguars on Thursday selected University of Oklahoma offensive tackle Anton Harrison in Round 1 – No 27 overall.
The Jaguars hold six more selections in the '23 draft:
- No. 185 overall (Round 6)
- No. 202 overall (Round 6)
- No. 208 overall (Round 6)
- No. 226 overall (Round 7)
- No. 227 overall (Round 7)
- No. 240 overall (Round 7)