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NFL Draft Round 7, Pick 240 Overall: Parish is the Selection


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars went offensive backfield with their last selection.

Derek Parish, who played edge defender and fullback but who will be listed as a fullback with the Jaguars, on Saturday was selected by the team in Round 7 of the 2023 NFL Draft – the No. 240 overall selection. He was the last of the team's 10 Day 3 selections.

Parish (6-feet-1, 241 pounds), who played his entire career at Houston, played in four games as a senior before sustaining a biceps injury. He was a second-team All-American Athletic Conference selection in 2021 on defense.

Parish became the second Houston player selected by the Jaguars in the NFL Draft, the first since guard Jimmy Herndon (Round 5, 1996).

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), Rutgers cornerback Christian Braswell (Round 6, No. 202 overall), Pittsburgh safety Eric Hallett II (Round 6, No. 208) overall, Appalachian State offensive tackle Coper Hodges (Round 7, No. 226 overall) and North Carolina defensive tackle Raymond Vohasek (Round 7, No. 227 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.

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