Round 5: Thomas is the selection at No. 157

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JACKSONVILLE – It happened fast and furious for the Jaguars Saturday afternoon.

And in the middle of one of the most frenetic draft days in franchise history, the Jaguars used their fourth selection of Day 3 to continue adding players to the defense and in the secondary.

Daniel Thomas, a safety from Auburn, became the Jaguars' eighth selection of the 2020 NFL Draft Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars drafted Thomas with the 11th selection of the fifth round, the No. 157 choice overall. He was the third defensive player selected by the Jaguars Saturday, the sixth in this draft.

Thomas (5-feet-10, 215 pounds) played in 51 games at Auburn, totaling 199 tackles with 13 passes defensed and five interceptions. He registered 74 tackles with a career-high 5.5 tackles for loss and a pass defensed in 2019.

He played in 13 games in 2018 with 74 tackles, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two interceptions – returning an interception for a touchdown.

The Jaguars, who entered the draft with 12 selections, have four picks remaining Saturday – one in Round 5 (No. 165), two in Round 6 (Nos. 189 and 206) and one in Round 7 (No. 222).

The Jaguars selected Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson (No. 9 overall) and Louisiana State defensive end/linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (No. 20) in Round 1, Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (No. 42) in Round 2, Ohio State defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton (No. 73) in Round 3, St. John's offensive lineman Ben Bartch (No. 116) in Round 4, Michigan State cornerback Josiah Scott (No. 137) in Round 4 and Miami linebacker Shaq Quarterman (No. 140) in Roun

Jaguars select Auburn safety Daniel Thomas with the 157th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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