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Shorts is Jags first 4th round pick


The Jaguars continued to address offense in the NFL Draft Saturday.

They went "small-school" again, too.

The Jaguars, after selecting quarterback and offensive line on the first two days of the 2011 NFL Draft, used the first of their two fourth-round selections on Saturday to select Mount Union wide receiver Cecil Shorts.

Shorts was a first-team Associated Press "Little All-America" selection as a senior.

The Jaguars in the first round of the draft on Thursday selected Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert and on Friday, they used a third-round selection on offensive guard/tackle Will Rackley from Division I-AA Lehigh.

Shorts was a two-time team captain at Mount Union, a school that three years ago produced Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

He will be listed by the Jaguars as a wide receiver and return specialist.

The Jaguars still have yet to address defense in the '11 draft. Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith said Friday the focus remains very much on drafting players who can produce at the NFL level and not come into the franchise and underachieve.

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