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Ronnie Harrison signs rookie contract with Jaguars

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed third-round draft pick Ronnie Harrison to his NFL rookie contract.

“I’m just excited,” Harrison said. “I’m ready to get out there and show what I can do. I’m blessed to be in this position and am ready to work. I just want to say thank you to my mom and my family and everybody who’s been pushing me.”

In the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Jaguars selected Harrison from Alabama, the team’s third consecutive player drafted from the SEC. With their first two selections, the Jaguars drafted defensive lineman Taven Bryan from Florida and wide receiver D.J. Chark Jr. from LSU.

Harrison appeared in 44 games with 30 starts for the Crimson Tide. Harrison tallied 177 tackles (110 solo) during his three-year career and declared for the draft following his junior season. He recorded a career-best three interceptions in 2017 and set a career high with 4.5 tackles for loss, while leading the team with 74 total tackles.

The Jaguars selected Harrison with the 93rd overall pick. Last year’s 93rd overall pick was Montravius Adams on the Green Bay Packers, who signed a 4-year, $3,276,776 deal — so expect Harrison to be making slightly more than that.