JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars got defensive early Saturday.
Ventrell Miller, a linebacker from the University of Florida, on Saturday was selected by the Jaguars in Round 4 of the 2023 NFL Draft, the 121st overall selection.
Miller (6-feet-0, 232 pounds), who played his entire collegiate career at Florida, registered 240 tackles with 124 solos. He had 74 tackles as a senior this past season.
Miller was invited to the Reese's Senior Bowl this offseason but did not attend because of foot surgery. He started full-time in 2019, 2020 and 2022 and missed all but two games in 2021 because of a biceps injury.
Miller became the 13th Florida player selected by the Jaguars in the NFL Draft, the first since cornerback C.J. Henderson (Round 1, 2020).
The Jaguars on Friday selected Penn State University tight end Brenton Strange with the No. 61 overall selection (Round 2) and Auburn running back Tank Bigsby with the No. 88 overall selection (Round 1). The Jaguars on Thursday selected University of Oklahoma offensive tackle Anton Harrison in Round 1 – No 27 overall.
The Jaguars hold nine more selections in the '23 draft:
- No. 127 overall (Round 4)
- No. 130 overall (Round 4)
- No. 136 overall (Round 5)
- No. 160 overall (Round 5)
- No. 185 overall (Round 6)
- No. 202 overall (Round 6)
- No. 208 overall (Round 6)
- No. 226 overall (Round 7)
- No. 240 overall (Round 7)