Jaguars sign No. 2 pick DE Branch

Updated: May 29, 2012, 7:29 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed 2012 second-round draft pick Andre Branch, the 38th overall pick in April.

The defensive end becomes the first of the team's six draft picks to sign a contract.

Branch played for four years at Clemson, where he made 27 starts. He had 17 1-2 sacks, 33 1-2 tackles for loss and 197 overall tackles in his career. He's the first player from Clemson drafted by the Jaguars.

As a senior, Branch was a team captain and led the ACC with 10 1-2 sacks. He also led the team with 17 tackles for loss and had a career-best 85 tackles.

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