JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars went big late Friday.
They did so by returning to the defensive side of the ball late on Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft, and by addressing what many observers believed to be a need.
DaVon Hamilton, a nose tackle from Ohio State University, was the Jaguars' selection in Round 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft. The Jaguars made him the No. 73 overall selection late Friday night.
Hamilton (6-feet-4, 320 pounds), a redshirt senior, emerged as a starter as a senior and earned third-team All-Big 10 honors. He had 28 tackles, 10.5 for loss, and also had six sacks as a senior.
Hamilton's 33 reps in the bench press at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine was the best of all defensive linemen at the event this year. He started three games as a junior with 3.5 tackles for loss.
Many analysts considered defensive tackle a need for the Jaguars after the team opted not to exercise the option on nose tackle Marcell Dareus' contract.
The Jaguars selected Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. with the No. 42 overall selection in Round 2 Friday after selecting Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson No. 9 overall in Round 1 Thursday and Louisiana State defensive end/linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson No. 20 overall in Round 1.
Jaguars select Ohio State defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton with the 73rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.