Kentucky center joins Jacksonville’s offensive line after being drafted with the 65th overall pick
The jacksonville jaguars turned to their offensive line with their third-round pick in the Draft 2022 of the NFL choosing the center of Kentucky, Luke Fortner.
FortnerThe 6-foot-6, 300-pounder played left guard at Kentucky before moving to center last season, earning him a first-team All-SEC selection.
With the selection of Fortner the Jaguars they shore up the offensive line and add depth to a position that only has starter Tyler Shatley.
The offensive line of the Jaguars it currently includes left tackle Cam Robinson and right guard Brandon Scherff.
In the first round, the Jaguars they took Georgia pass-rusher Travon Walker at No. 1 overall and Utah inside linebacker Devin Lloyd at No. 27.
With his second pick of the third round, jacksonville he took Wyoming inside linebacker Chad Muma.
The Jaguars will have six more chances to choose in the Draft 2022, with the 14th pick in the fifth round; furthermore, in the sixth round they choose No. 9, No. 19 and No. 20; finally in the seventh round they have turns No. 1 and No. 14.
Last year, the Jaguars invested their third-round pick (also No. 65 overall) in Syracuse safety Andre Cisco, who played in all 17 games of 2021, including three starts, deflecting two passes and having two forced fumbles , plus 26 combined tackles, 19 of them solo.
This season will be a new beginning for the Jaguars after the disastrous experiment of head coach Urban Meyer, who was fired before concluding his debut season with a 2-11 record.
jacksonville hired head coach Doug Pederson to replace Meyer.
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Jaguars open third round by choosing Luke Fortner