Christian Braswell
No. 21 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Personal information
Born: (1999-09-27) September 27, 1999 (age 24)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Friendship College Academy (Washington, D.C.)
College:Temple (2017–2020)
Rutgers (2021–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 6 / Pick: 202
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Player stats at · PFR

Christian Braswell (born September 27, 1999) is an American football cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Temple and Rutgers.

Early years

Braswell was born on September 27, 1999, and grew up in Washington, D.C.[1] He attended Friendship Collegiate Academy and was a two-way player, as a cornerback and wide receiver.[2] He helped the team win the DCSAA championship and was named first-team All-USA D.C.[2] Braswell committed to play college football at Temple.[3]

College career

As a true freshman at Temple in 2017, Braswell redshirted.[4] He posted 11 tackles in 12 games the following year, before earning a starting role in 2019.[5] With Temple in 2019, Braswell recorded 29 tackles and 10 pass breakups.[5] In the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season, he amassed 21 tackles with two pass breakups, two forced fumbles and an interception.[5][6]

Braswell transferred to Rutgers in 2021 but missed the entire season as a result of a knee injury.[7][8] In 2022, he appeared in all 12 games, five of which he started, and was the Rutgers team leader with 11 pass breakups, additionally posting three interceptions and 36 tackles.[6][9] He was chosen second-team All-Big Ten by Pro Football Focus (PFF) and named an honorable mention by the media.[10]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 10+12 in
(1.79 m)
181 lb
(82 kg)
30+18 in
(0.77 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.49 s 1.60 s 2.48 s 4.21 s 6.82 s 40.0 in
(1.02 m)
11 ft 0 in
(3.35 m)

Braswell was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round (202nd overall) of the 2023 NFL draft.[13] He was placed on injured reserve on October 14, 2023.[14]


  1. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Christian Braswell, Cornerback, Rutgers Scarlet Knights". Sports Illustrated. December 3, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Christian Braswell". Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
  3. ^ Narduicci, Marc (January 29, 2017). "Temple football gets two more commitments". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  4. ^ Hunt, Todderick (April 23, 2021). "Rutgers lands experienced Temple grad transfer CB Christian Braswell to DB room as spring practice starts".
  5. ^ a b c Dohn, Brian (April 23, 2021). "Rutgers lands commitment from Temple transfer Christian Braswell". 247Sports.
  6. ^ a b "Chris Braswell College Stats".
  7. ^ Harvey, Demetrious. "2023 NFL Draft: Jaguars select Rutgers CB Christian Braswell with pick No. 202 in Round 6". The Florida Times-Union.
  8. ^ Abraham, Scott (April 12, 2023). "Friendship Collegiate grad Christian Braswell 'excited, nervous' ahead of NFL Draft". WJLA-TV.
  9. ^ Shipley, John (April 29, 2023). "2023 NFL Draft: Jaguars Select Rutgers CB Christian Braswell at No. 202". Sports Illustrated.
  10. ^ Oehser, John (April 29, 2023). "NFL Draft Round 6, Pick 202 Overall: Braswell is the Selection". Jacksonville Jaguars.
  11. ^ "Jaguars select Christian Braswell with No. 202 pick in 2023 draft". Retrieved April 30, 2023.
  12. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Christian Braswell College Football Profile". Retrieved April 30, 2023.
  13. ^ Stites, Adam (April 29, 2023). "Jaguars draft Rutgers CB Christian Braswell with No. 202 pick". USA Today.
  14. ^ "Roster Moves: Jaguars Activate OLB Dawuane Smoot". October 14, 2023.