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NFL Draft Grades: Do you like the James Sample pick?

The Jaguars grabbed a safety at the beginning of the fourth round. Do you like selection of James Sample?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars addressed the lack of depth in the team's secondary on Saturday morning, snagging Louisville safety James Sample with the No. 104 pick in the fourth round.

Sample finished his senior season at Louisville with four interceptions, 90 tackles and two tackles for loss, and ranked No. 88 on Dan Kadar's list of the top 300 players in the draft. At just over 6'2 and 209 pounds, Sample is a bigger safety who is said to have the ability to play both positions in the back end of the secondary.

The selection of Sample came after a trade with the New York Jets that dropped the Jaguars from the No. 103 pick in the fourth round all the way down to No. 104. The drop of one spot in the fourth round netted the Jaguars a new seventh round pick to work with.

According to Jaguars executive Tony Khan, Sample rated as Pro Football Focus's best coverage safety in the NCAA in 2014.