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No. 240: Jaguars select FB Marquez Williams


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars ended the draft as they opened it:

Focused on the running game.

But while the Jaguars' first selection in the 2017 NFL Draft focused on a player carrying the ball, the player likely to be their final '17 selection will block more than carry.

Marquez Williams, a fullback from the University of Miami, became the Jaguars' seventh selection of the '17 draft Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars selected him with the 22nd selection of the seventh round, the No. 240 selection overall.

The selection was the team's second seventh-round selection in this year's draft, and it was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins in March for left tackle Branden Albert.

Williams x (6-feet-1, 280 pounds) played his first three seasons at Mars Hill (N.C.) University, transferring to Miami for his senior season. He started five games for the Hurricanes as a senior.

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 and selected Minnesota cornerback Jalen Myrick in the seventh round at No. 222 overall.

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