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No. 65 overall:  Cisco is the selection


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars went heavy in the secondary Friday.

Hours after using their first selection of Day 2 on a cornerback, the Jaguars addressed the safety position early in Round 3.

Andre Cisco, a safety from Syracuse University, was the No. 65 overall selection by the Jaguars in the 2021 NFL Draft. He was the first selection of the third round, with the Jaguars having selected cornerback Tyson Campbell of Georgia with the first selection of Round 2.

Cisco (6-feet-0, 209 pounds), who sustained a season-ending knee injury after starting the first two games of the 2020 season, forewent his final season to enter the 2021 NFL Draft. He was rated the No. 1 safety in the country by Lindy's heading into his junior season.

Cisco played in 24 games at Syracuse, starting 21. He registered 136 tackles (94 solo), with 29 passes defensed and 13 interceptions. He forced two fumbles with a fumble recovery in his college career.

The Jaguars on Thursday selected Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence No. 1 overall and Clemson running back Travis Etienne No. 25 overall, selecting Campbell No. 33 overall and Stanford offensive tackle Walker Little No. 45 overall on Friday. They hold five more selections in the '21 draft: No. 106 overall (Round 4), No. 130 overall (Round 4), No. 145 overall (Round 5), No. 170 overall (Round 5) and No. 249 overall (Round 7).

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