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No. 222: Jaguars select CB Jalen Myrick


JACKSONVILLE – The emphasis on defense, depth and special teams continues.
The Jaguars made a selection in Round 5 of the 2017 NFL Draft with those traits, and they did it again early in Round 7.

Jalen Myrick, a cornerback from the University of Minnesota, became the Jaguars' sixth selection of the '17 draft Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars selected him with the fourth selection of the seventh round, the No. 222 selection overall.

Myrick (5-feet-10, 201 pounds), who impressed with his speed at the NFL Scouting Combine in March, registered 41 tackles in 2016 including 3.5 for loss. He also had an interception and a 11 passes defensed.

Myrick ran a 4.28-second 40-yard dash at the combine, which was the fastest ever recorded at the event by a Big 10 player.

The Jaguars selected Louisiana State running back Leonard Fournette with the No. 4 overall selection of the draft Thursday, then selected Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson with second selection of Round 2 Friday – the No. 34 overall selection.

The Jaguars selected Illinois defensive end Duwuane Smoot with the fourth selection of Friday's third round, the No. 68 selection overall. They selected Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook in the fourth round Saturday with the No. 110 overall selection.

They selected Ohio University linebacker Blair Brown in the fifth round at No. 148 overall.

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