Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd puts on a hat after being chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 27th pick of the NFL draft Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Las Vegas.

John Locher, Associated Press

Thursday was a night of celebration around the Utah football program, after linebacker Devin Lloyd became the No. 27 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft when the Jacksonville Jaguars traded up to get him.

Lloyd joins a Jacksonville franchise that is coming off a 3-14 season and is looking to rebuild a defense that ranked in the bottom half of the NFL last season, giving up 353.1 yards and 26.9 points per game.

The Jaguars are receiving a dynamic playmaker — Lloyd was a two-time Butkus Award finalist, the Pac-12’s Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year and consensus All-America selection at Utah.


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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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