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Jaguars sign 1st-round draft pick CJ Henderson; 7 of 12 picks now signed

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Florida defensive back CJ Henderson (1) follows a play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Miami in Orlando. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Florida defensive back CJ Henderson (1) follows a play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Miami in Orlando. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars continue to fill out their rookie class, signing first-round pick CJ Henderson on Thursday afternoon.

According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Henderson’s contract is a $20.5 million deal that is fully guaranteed. Like all first-round picks, it is four years and includes a fifth-year option.

Henderson (6-1, 204 pounds), who was the No. 9 overall pick, was the first of two Jaguars first-round selections in last April’s draft. LSU defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson was the No. 20 pick. He remains unsigned.

Henderson is the seventh member of the 12-player Jacksonville draft class to sign, including second-round receiver Laviska Shenault and fourth-round linebacker Shaquille Quarterman, an Oakleaf High School graduate.

Henderson, a University of Florida product, is expected to open as the starter opposite Tre Herndon. He was second-team All-SEC as a sophomore and played in nine games with 33 tackles as a junior.


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