Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas was sacked three times by Clemson defensive end Andre Branch. (Getty)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - 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.