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2018 NFL Draft: Jaguars select punter Logan Cooke in seventh round

The Jaguars added a punter to the depth chart on Saturday.
Credit: Butch Dill
STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 10: Punter Logan Cooke #43 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs runs around linebacker Mitchell Roland #26 of the Troy Trojans for a first down on a fake punt during the first quarter of a NCAA college football game at Davis Wade Stadium on October 10, 2015, in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

The Jaguars made a move to strengthen their punter position in the seventh round of the NFL Draft.

Jacksonville selected Mississippi State punter Logan Cooke with the 247th overall pick on Saturday.

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The 6-foot-5, 230-pound punter spent four seasons with the Bulldogs. He averaged 41.7 yards per punt and 62.6 yards per kickoff during his college career.

KAYE'S TAKE: Veteran punter Brad Nortman was inconsistent last season, which made the Jaguars look into the position. The Jaguars liked Cooke enough to draft him, which should make the competition between the two punters pretty interesting.

Jaguars special teams coach Joe DeCamillis is known for challenging veteran specialists with young upstarts. History typically favors the youngster in those battles.


First Round: 29th overall: Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

Second Round: 61st overall: DJ Chark, WR, LSU

Third Round: 93rd overall: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

Fourth Round: 129th overall: Will Richardson, OT, NC State

Sixth Round: 203rd overall: Tanner Lee, QB, Nebraska

Seventh Round (2): Leon Jacobs, LB, Wisconsin (230th overall), Logan Cooke, P, Cooke (247th overall)

Follow Mike Kaye on Twitter at @Mike_E_Kaye.