JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars' draft class took another hit Friday when fourth-round pick James Sample underwent surgery for a broken right arm. He is expected to return at some point in training camp, the team announced.
The former Louisville standout suffered the injury late in Thursday's organized team activity.
Sample is the second Jaguars draft pick to suffer a major injury. Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., the No. 3 overall pick, tore his left ACL less than an hour into the first day of a two-day minicamp last month. He will miss the entire season.
The 6-foot-2, 191-pound Sample led Louisville with 90 tackles last season, adding four interceptions and eight pass breakups. He played at Washington in 2011 and 2012 and then transferred to American River College in California but didn't play football there. He transferred to Louisville before the 2014 season.
Sample played strong safety with the Cardinals, but the Jaguars are moving him to free safety because he has the range and ability to play as a single high safety. The strong safety plays near the line of scrimmage in coach Gus Bradley's defense, but Bradley said recently that he wants to have interchangeable safeties.