JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jags general manager David Caldwell stayed active Friday night, this time moving up back into the third round to add depth to the offensive line by taking Brandon Linder, offensive guard from the University of Miami with the 93rd overall pick on the NFL Draft.
Caldwell traded back into the second round earlier Friday to take receiver Allen Robinson with the 61st pick. Linder adds depth to the offensive line that had questions during the offseason with the retirement of center Brad Meester and the release of guard Uche Nwaneri.
Linder should compete for the starting position at right guard with the recently sign Zane Beadles being locked in a left guard.
Linder has some familiarity with the Jaguars coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Jedd Ficsh served as Linder’s offensive coordinator at Miami from 2011-12.
Linder makes the fourth offensive player selected in the first three rounds by the Jaguars in this year’s draft joining Robinson, receiver Marqise Lee and quarterback Blake Bortles.
Jacksonville is scheduled to pick next on Saturday in the fourth round with 114th overall selection. They also have two fifth rounders, one sixth rounder and one seventh rounder left in this year's draft.