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Round 7: Russell is the selection


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars went defense late.

With their seventh-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Jaguars addressed depth on the interior of the defensive line.

Dontavius Russell, a defensive tackle from Auburn University, was selected by the Jaguars with the 21st selection of Round 7 of the 2019 NFL Draft Saturday. The selection was the 235th overall.

The Jaguars traded their other seventh-round selection – No. 236 overall – to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2020 sixth-round selection.

Russell (6-feet-3, 220 pounds) started 49 of 52 games in four seasons at Auburn. He had 154 career tackles and played in the 2019 Reese's Senior Bowl.

The Jaguars selected linebacker/defensive end Josh Allen from Kentucky in Round 1 (No. 7 overall) Thursday before selecting Florida offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor in Round 2 (No. 35 overall), San Jose State tight end Josh Oliver in Round 3 (No. 69 overall), Murray State linebacker Quincy Williams in Round 3 (No. 98 overall), Temple running back RyQuell Armstead in Round 5 No. 140 overall) and Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew in Round 6 (No. 178 overall).

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