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 Jaguars draft Michigan's Robinson in 5th round

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville has selected former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

The Jaguars plan to use the 5-foot-10, 199-pound Robinson at running back. They took him with the second pick in the fifth round (No. 135 overall).

It's the first risky pick the Jaguars have made during the three-day draft, the first for new general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley.

But Jacksonville, which has been one of the league's worst offenses the last two years, is looking for playmakers. Robinson started 37 games at Michigan, including 35 at quarterback, and set the NCAA record for career rushing yards (4,495) by a quarterback.

He says "a lot of people have put me at different positions. Now it's time to go to work."


Bucs draft DE William Gholston in 4th round

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Michigan State defensive end William Gholston in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

Retooling a porous pass defense is the team's biggest priority this offseason, and the Bucs have used four of their first five picks in the draft to reshape the secondary and bolster the defensive line.

Gholston was the 126th selection overall. Tampa Bay moved up 12 spots earlier Saturday to make Illinois defensive tackle Akeem Spence the 100th overall selection.

In addition to swapping positions with Oakland in the fourth round, Tampa Bay sent one of its two sixth-round picks to the Raiders in exchange for the opportunity to take Spence.

The 6-foot-7, 278-pound Gholston had 30 tackles for losses, including 10 sacks, during his college career.


Michigan State TE Sims drafted by Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Tight end Dion Sims of Michigan State has been taken by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

Sims was the 106th overall selection Saturday.

The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Sims caught 36 passes for 475 yards and two scores last year, and had eight career touchdown receptions.

Sims was suspended for the 2010 season, when he was sentenced to a year's probation in connection with the theft of 104 laptop computers from schools in Detroit.



Jets draft Michigan DT Campbell in 6th round


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have selected Michigan defensive tackle William Campbell in the sixth round of the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Campbell played in 51 straight games for the Wolverines, even moving to the offensive line in 2010. The Jets could see him more as a prospect on the offensive line, where Campbell worked out some and a move New York once made successfully with Brandon Moore, who was a college defensive lineman.

Campbell was an All-Big Ten honorable mention last season after having 44 tackles and a sack.