Jaguars pick CB Dwyane Gratz In Rd. 3

Published On: Apr 26 2013 09:39:30 PM EDT
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Connecticut cornerback Dwayne Gratz in the third round of the NFL draft.
   
The Jaguars chose Gratz with the 64th overall selection, adding the 5-foot-11 defender to coach Gus Bradley's press-coverage scheme.
   
Gratz was a three-year starter at UConn. He started 39 games, finishing with 189 tackles, 30 pass breakups and eight interceptions.
   
He will compete for a starting job on a rebuilding team that parted ways with its top three cornerbacks from last season - Derek Cox, Aaron Ross and Rashean Mathis. The Jaguars wanted to revamp the position with aggressive, pressing cornerbacks who often get left in one-on-one coverage.
   
Jacksonville chose Gratz over former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu, saying they had "Honey Badger" slated for a later round.

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