JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars went offensive line Friday.
That meant addressing a perceived need that didn't get addressed in Round 1, and they did it by trading up in the second round.
Jawaan Taylor, a right tackle from the University of Florida, was selected by the Jaguars with the third selection of the 2019 NFL Draft Friday. The selection was the 35th overall.
The Jaguars traded with the Oakland Raiders to move up from No. 38 in Round 2 to No. 35. They also sent the Raiders the No. 109 overall selection (Round 4) in this draft, with the Raiders also sending the Jaguars the Nos. 140 (Round 5) and 235 selections (Round 7) in this draft.
Taylor, long considered a possible Top 10 selection, had been linked by many with the Jaguars at No. 7 overall before slipping to the second round.
Taylor (6-feet-5, 312 pounds), 21, started three seasons at Florida. He forewent his senior season to enter the draft. He started 35 games over the past three seasons, earning second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors from Athlon Sports as a junior.
The Jaguars selected linebacker/defensive end Josh Allen from Kentucky in Round 1 (No. 7) overall Thursday. They have five selections remaining: two in Round 3 (Nos. 69 and 98), none in Round 4, one in Round 5 (No. 140), one in Round 6 (No. 178) and two in Round 7 (Nos. 235 and 236).
The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Florida OT Jawaan Taylor in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.