Dede Westbrook, a wide receiver from Oklahoma and a fourth-round selection by the Jaguars in the 2017 NFL Draft, signed his rookie contract with the team.
“It feels great,” Westbrook said. “I’m here for the next three-and-a-half or four years, and being able to supply for my children and family is great.”
“It just wasn’t me that got here. There were a lot of people who helped me along the way. It’s a great time to give thanks for the people who helped me get here, and I’ve done that.”
Westbrook (6-0, 178 pounds), a 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist and the No. 110 overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, also was the winner of the 2016 Biletnikoff Award given to the nation’s top college wide receiver.
“For those things, I was there to receive awards that I’d accomplished in the past,” Westbrook said. “Here I’m just a little fish in a big pond. I have to come with the same approach that I did going into junior college and college, and I believe I’m taking that same approach. “It’s very cool, but I never settle. There’s always much more out there, and that’s what I’m going to aim for.”