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Live Blog: Jaguars trade up to select Ole Miss running back 'Snoop' Conner, select two cornerbacks, officially introduce Devin Lloyd

The Jaguars own six picks on Day 3 of the draft. Jacksonville formally introduced No. 27 pick Devin Lloyd Saturday morning.


Monday, May 2

The Jaguars have agreed to terms with 15 undrafted free agents. They have also released offensive lineman Brandon Murphey and linebacker Elijah Sullivan.

The undrafted free agents are below.

Credit: Jaguars PR

Saturday, April 31

Day 3 Picks

Jacksonville selected Ole Miss running back Jarod 'Snoop' Conner with pick No. 154.

The Jaguars traded pick Nos. 188 and 198 to Philadelphia for the No. 154 pick. 

Conner rushed for 647 yards on 130 carries and 13 touchdowns last year for the Rebels. 

"I think I can be that powerful back, that all around back, every down back...I feel like I can be a great running back for this team," Conner said. 

The powerful back was part of a three running back rotation at Ole Miss and will be inserted in one in Jacksonville with James Robinson and Travis Etienne. 

"I know about Travis Etienne from college, but I don't really know about the other guy (James Robinson) but I just know I'm ready to come in and compete," Conner said.

Trent Baalke wasn't done trading, Jacksonville also traded pick Nos. 157 (fifth round) and 235 (seventh round) for a 2023 fourth round pick. 

With pick No. 197 the Jaguars selected Ouachita Baptist cornerback Gregory Junior. 

Junior was one of the best Division II football players in the country last year and was the first Ouachita Baptist football player to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. 

With their final pick in the seventh round the Jaguars selected Arkansas CB, Montaric 'Buster' Brown with the No. 222 overall pick. 

Brown was a first-team All-SEC selection last year. 

Reported Undrafted Free Agent Signings

WR Kevin Austin, Notre Dame

DB Josh Thompson, Texas 

TE Gerrit Prince, UAB

OL Nick Ford, Utah  

PK Andrew Mevis, Iowa State

Lloyd arrives in Jacksonville

The Jaguars officially introduced linebacker, Devin Lloyd Saturday morning. 

Jacksonville traded three picks to the Buccaneers to pick Lloyd with the No. 27 overall pick. 

"I wasn't really expecting a call, but as soon as I saw it I was ecstatic I was like oh my god all the emotions hitting you and you knew at that point that you were home," Lloyd said.  

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Friday, April 30

The Jaguars selected Kentucky center, Luke Fortner, with the 65th pick (3rd round). 

"I've been celebrating with my family, my girlfriend. I haven't stopped smiling all night to be honest with you," Fortner said. 

Fortner started 13 games at center in 2021 and earned first team All-SEC honors. He also played right and left guard during his Wildcat career. 

"When you meet this kid he's wired the right way. We do like him at center, but he does have the position flex to move to guard as well which again the position flexibility is good for us," head coach, Doug Pederson, said. 

With the 70th (3rd round) pick Jacksonville selected, Chad Muma, a linebacker from Wyoming.   

"Getting that call was one of the best moments of my life. I didn't think it'd be Jacksonville, but when I saw it pop up on my phone I was ready to go," Muma said. 

Muma was ranked fourth in the nation in total tackles (10.9 per game) and was named a second team all-american by Pro Football Focus. 

"He fits the culture we're trying to build I don't think you can ever have enough good linebackers. He's a green dot guy he can run the defense he's a really good special teams player as well, there's a lot to like," general manager, Trent Baalke, said. 

Local product heading west

The Arizona Cardinals selected former Raines and Camden County standout, Myjai Sanders, in the third round. 

Sanders was a three-year starter at Cincinnati and helped lead the Bearcats to the College Football Playoff this past season. 

The edge rusher was surrounded by family at his uncle's house in Jacksonville Friday night. 

RELATED: Cardinals select former Raines, Camden County star Myjai Sanders in third round of NFL Draft

Walker arrives in DUUUVAL

Friday afternoon, No. 1 overall pick spoke to media at his introductory press conference. 

RELATED: Watch | Travon Walker addresses media for first time as a Jacksonville Jaguar

Thursday, April 29

Round 1, No. 1

The Travon Walker hype was no smokescreen, as the Jaguars made it reality by taking the athletic defensive linemen with the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday night’s NFL Draft.

Walker’s stock rose in recent weeks as mock drafts gave him the No. 1 spot. 

A shocking rise considering his limited production this past year at Georgia.

In 2021, Walker had six sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss. His numbers don’t blow you away, but they did come on a wildly talented Georgia defense that dominated college football.

The Bulldog isn’t viewed as a traditional edge, the way Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux or Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson are. The Jaguars may view him as more of a versatile defensive end who can be used in different formations.

Round 1, Surprise

A linebacker was a need for the Jaguars entering the 2022 NFL Draft.

They didn't hesitate to fill it as they traded three picks to the Bucs to move up and select Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd with pick No. 27. 

Lloyd ranked second in the FBS with 22 tackles for loss and was tied for second in the nation with two interception returns for a touchdown.

Credit: AP
Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd, left, and Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL, hold a team jersey after Devin Lloyd was chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 27th pick at the 2022 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

A two-time team captain, Lloyd was named a first-team AP All-American and the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year last season.

Lloyd is excited to get to work and compete in the AFC South, a league that features top running backs Jonathan Taylor and Derrick Henry.

"Love it, I love it in the Pac we passed a lot I love playing the run I mean I just love playing football but whenever it comes to physicality man I feel like I'm an expert at that," Lloyd said. 

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