Official: Taven Bryan signs

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JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars’ 2018 draft class is officially signed and ready.

Taven Bryan, the Jaguars’ first-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, signed his rookie contract Tuesday – a signing that means all the team’s ’18 draft selections are now under contract.

Bryan, a defensive tackle/end from the University of Florida, signed a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth season as all first-round selections do under the NFL’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“I’m just glad to be able to get it done and start working on camp to get ready to play some football,” Bryan told jaguars.com immediately after signing.

Bryan (6-feet-4, 291 pounds), who forewent his senior season at Florida, registered 65 tackles with four sacks and an interception at Florida.

Bryan joins a defensive line group that combined for 45.5 sacks of the Jaguars’ total of 55 in 2017.

“You can always learn something from those old guys, and they’ve got a lot of tricks,” Bryan said. “There’s a reason they’ve been here this long, so I’ll try to pick up what they’ve got.”

The Jaguars earlier this offseason signed the other six members of the ’18 draft class: second-round wide receiver D.J. Chark (Louisiana State), third-round safety Ronnie Harrison (Alabama), fourth-round offensive tackle Will Richardson (North Carolina State), sixth-round quarterback Tanner Lee (Nebraska), seventh-round linebacker Leon Jacobs (Wisconsin) and seventh-round punter Logan Cooke (Mississippi State).

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