Crestview's Pickett gets shot at NFL

Chris Pickett

Chris Pickett, a 2010 Crestview High School graduate, is in Jacksonville this weekend at the Jacksonville Jaguar mini camp.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Chris Pickett is in Jacksonville living his football dream this weekend.

And if all goes well this fall for the former Crestview Bulldog, he will play in the National Football League.

Pickett, a 2010 CHS graduate who finished his college football career last fall at Troy University, has signed a free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is at the Jaguar mini camp this week.

Free agent route

A strong showing at the mini camp will earn Pickett a spot at this summer's Jaguar training camp and a shot at a coveted spot in the NFL.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Pickett hoped to be drafted in last week's NFL draft, but he isn't upset with the way things worked out.

"We (Pickett and his agent) were talking to Jacksonville and San Diego, and Jacksonville won out," he said. "Right now they need some cornerbacks.

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