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Official: Bartch signs

St. John's offensive lineman Ben Bartch speaks to the media during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Indianapolis. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)

JACKSONVILLE – Halfway there.

Ben Bartch, an offensive lineman selected in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, has signed his rookie contract with the Jaguars. The team announced the signing Friday afternoon.

Bartch (6-feet-6, 309 pounds), who played collegiately at St. John's (Minn.) University, attended the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. He began his college career as a tight end before moving to offensive tackle for the Division III program.

He was a first-team All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association selection in 2019 and a second-team selection in 2018.

The Jaguars now have signed six of 12 players in their '20 draft class: Bartch, wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (Round 2, No. 42 overall selection, Colorado), defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton (Round 3, No. 73, Ohio State), tight end Tyler Davis (Round 6, No. 206, Georgia Tech), wide receiver Collin Johnson (Round 5, No. 165, Texas) and linebacker Shaq Quarterman (Round 4, No. 140, Miami).

Shenault was selected No. 116 overall.

The rest of the Jaguars' '20 draft class: Cornerback CJ Henderson (Round 1, No. 9 overall, Florida), defensive end/linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (Round 1, No. 20, Louisiana State), cornerback Josiah Scott (Round 4, No. 137, Michigan State), safety Daniel Thomas (Round 5, No. 157, Auburn), quarterback Jake Luton (Round 6, No. 189, Oregon State) and cornerback Chris Claybrooks (Round 7, No. 223, Memphis).

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