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No. 34 overall: Jaguars select Cam Robinson


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars went an expected direction early Friday.

They did so with a well-known name to those who follow such things, opening their second day of the 2017 NFL Draft with a player considered one of the best in the class at his position.

Cam Robinson, an offensive lineman from the University of Alabama, early Friday evening became the Jaguars' second selection of the '17 draft. They selected Robinson with the second selection of the second round, the No. 34 selection overall.

The Jaguars traded with the Seattle Seahawks for the selection, moving up from their original second-round position of No. 35 overall. The Jaguars traded the No. 35 selection and the No. 187 selection in this year's draft to move to No. 34.

The No. 187 selection was a sixth-round selection.

The Jaguars entered the draft expected to address offensive line early. The team earlier this offseason traded for left tackle Branden Albert, which was their most significant move involving offensive line this offseason.

Robinson (6-feet-6, 322 pounds) was widely considered one of the top players in the draft on the offensive line.

He is reported to be able to play either guard or tackle. He was projected by many as a first-round selection, and had visited EverBank Field during the pre-draft process.

The Jaguars' higher-ups – Head Coach Doug Marrone, Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin and General Manager David Caldwell – all visited Alabama and Robinson during the pre-draft process.

He was a consensus All-America selection as a junior.

The Jaguars on Thursday selected Louisiana State running back Leonard Fournette with the No. 4 overall selection in the draft. The Jaguars have one more Day 2 selection: the fourth selection of the third round, which is the No. 68 selection overall.

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