Colvin selected by Jaguars

Former OU CB Aaron Colvin

It took a while for OU to have its first selection in the draft, but it took less than an hour for the next pick.

Former Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin was well on his way to hearing his named called in the NFL Draft on either Thursday or Friday before an injury set him back.

Colvin was projected to be either a late first-round pick or certainly a second round pick before tearing his ACL during Senior Bowl practices in January.

But his talent was too much to be denied as Colvin was taken off the board with the No. 114 overall selection by the of the NFL Draft on Saturday by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was the 14th selection of the fourth round.

Colvin was named first team All-Big 12 last season and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's best defensive back.

Colvin is the definition of a homegrown star. An under the radar prospect out of Owasso (Okla.) High, Colvin showed his versatility throughout his time in Norman with his ability to play cornerback and safety.

During his career, Colvin had 234 tackles with 15 for loss with 3.5 sacks, 23 pass breakups and five interceptions. His numbers didn't tell the story last season. Battling various nagging injuries, Colvin displayed his leadership on and off the field.

Colvin was the second OU player selected with wide receiver Jalen Saunders going at pick No. 104 to the New York Jets.

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