The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Connecticut cornerback Dwayne Gratz with their third-round pick, the 64th-overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Gratz will be expected to step into the starting lineup right away, likely opposite Alan Ball.
During his time in Seattle, Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley coveted cornerbacks with length and athleticism, traits that Gratz offers to some degree. At 5-11, 201-pounds, Gratz with 32-inch arms, he isn't quite as lengthy as his teammate Blidi Wreh-Wilson, but Jonathan Cyprien wasn't quite the Seattle, Kam Chancellor-mold either.
With their first two selections in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Jaguars looked to target players that would immediately step into the starting lineup. While the path for Gratz to the starting lineup isn't quite as wide open as it is for Luke Joeckel and Jonathan Cyprien, the Jaguars are woefully thin at cornerback and it would be surprising if Gratz couldn't win the job.
The Jaguars, barring a trade, will now pick again with the 98th-overall pick on Saturday afternoon in the fourth round.