JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars continued focusing on the secondary late in Round 6.
Erick Hallett II, a cornerback from the University of Pittsburgh, on Saturday was selected by the Jaguars in Round 6 of the 2023 NFL Draft – the No. 208 overall selection. He was the sixth defensive player in the Jaguars' first seven Day 3 selections and the third defensive back.
Hallett (5-feet-11, 190 pounds), who played four seasons at Pittsburgh, started 13 games as a senior and started his last 31 consecutive college games. He was a Football Writers of America second-team All-America selection as a senior.
He registered eight career interceptions with 7.5 tackles for loss. He had three interceptions with three tackles for loss as a senior and finished his career 170 total tackles – 54 as a senior.
He is the first Pittsburgh player selected by the Jaguars in the NFL Draft.
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), Louisville linebacker Yasir Abdullah (Round 5, No. 136 overall), Texas A&M safety Antonio Johnson (Round 5, No. 160 overall), Penn State wide receiver Parker Washington (Round 6, No. 185 overall) and Rutgers cornerback Christian Braswell (Round 6, No. 202 overall).
The Jaguars also on Saturday 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 3). The Jaguars on Thursday selected University of Oklahoma offensive tackle Anton Harrison in Round 1 – No 27 overall.
The Jaguars hold three more selections in the '23 draft:
- No. 226 overall (Round 7)
- No. 227 overall (Round 7)
- No. 240 overall (Round 7)
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