For the second straight night, the Jacksonville Jaguars began proceedings in the NFL draft, this time opening the second round by selecting Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell.
After doing what everyone projected by taking Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence first overall, and then adding his college teammate in running back Travis Etienne later in the round, Jacksonville bolstered their secondary with Campbell. His fellow Bulldogs cornerback Eric Stokes was taken in the opening round by Green Bay.
Campbell goes 6ft 2in, 188lbs, good size for the position. He fared well against some of the best Southeastern Conference receivers.
After 12 SEC players were chosen Thursday, the conference was off to a fast start in round two: the New York Jets followed up Jacksonville’s pick by taking All-America receiver Elijah Moore from Mississippi.
Denver traded up with Atlanta to take North Carolina running back Javonte Williams, the third runner to come off the board after Najee Harris of Alabama and Etienne were selected in the first round.
Miami then made Oregon’s Jevon Holland the first safety selected in the draft.
Alabama offensive lineman Landon Dickerson was selected at pick No. 37 by Philadelphia and New England traded up with Cincinnati to take Tide defensive tackle Christian Barmore at No 38. That gave national champion Alabama eight of the first 38 players drafted.
With pick No 39, Chicago took Oklahoma State offensive tackle Tevin Jenkins, who was the first player from a Big 12 school drafted.