List of Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft picks

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The Jacksonville Jaguars joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1995 as an expansion team, along with the Carolina Panthers. Their first selection in the NFL draft as a team was Tony Boselli, an offensive tackle from the University of Southern California (USC). The team's most recent first round selection was Dante Fowler, Jr., a defensive end from the University of Florida.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", which is more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

The Jaguars have never selected the number one overall pick in the draft, but they have selected the second overall pick three times. The team has selected four players in the first round from the University of Florida, two each from the University of Southern California and the University of Tennessee.

Player selections[edit]

Year Pick Player Position College Notes
1995 2 Tony Boselli Offensive tackle USC 5-time Pro Bowler[1] and honored as a member of the National Football League 1990s All-Decade Team.[2]
Pride of the Jaguars inductee.
19 James Stewart Running back Tennessee [3]
1996 2 Kevin Hardy Linebacker Illinois 1-time Pro Bowler.[4]
1997 21 Renaldo Wynn Defensive tackle Notre Dame
1998 9 Fred Taylor Running back Florida Ranks 15th in NFL career rushing yards.[5][6] 2007 Pro Bowl selection.
Played 11 seasons for the Jaguars. Pride of the Jaguars inductee.
25 Donovin Darius Safety Syracuse
1999 26 Fernando Bryant Defensive back Alabama
2000 29 R. Jay Soward Wide receiver USC Played one season before substance abuse suspensions ended his career.
2001 13 Marcus Stroud Defensive tackle Georgia 3-time Pro Bowler.[7]
2002 9 John Henderson Defensive tackle Tennessee Outland Trophy winner in 2000[8] and 2-time Pro Bowler.[9]
2003 7 Byron Leftwich Quarterback Marshall 2000 Motor City Bowl,[10] 2001 & 2002 GMAC Bowl MVP[11][12]
2004 9 Reggie Williams Wide receiver Washington
2005 21 Matt Jones Wide receiver Arkansas Played four seasons before being cut after substance abuse suspension; has not played since.
2006 28 Marcedes Lewis Tight end UCLA 2005 recipient of John Mackey Award.[13] 2010 Pro Bowl selection.
2007 21[14] Reggie Nelson Defensive back Florida 2006 First-Team All American and All-SEC. Jack Tatum Award as the nation's top DB[15][16][17]
Played three seasons for the Jaguars; traded in 2010.
2008 8[18] Derrick Harvey Defensive end Florida Played three seasons for the Jaguars, producing eight sacks; was cut in 2011.
2009 8 Eugene Monroe Offensive tackle Virginia Started 62 games for the Jaguars; traded to the Baltimore Ravens in 2013.
2010 10 Tyson Alualu Defensive tackle California
2011 10 Blaine Gabbert Quarterback Missouri Played three seasons for the Jaguars, totaling 22 touchdowns and 24 interceptions; was traded in 2014.
2012 5 Justin Blackmon Wide receiver Oklahoma State Suspended indefinitely for substance abuse in 2013 after playing 20 games; has not played again as of 2015.
2013 2 Luke Joeckel Offensive tackle Texas A&M [19]
2014 3 Blake Bortles Quarterback UCF
2015 3 Dante Fowler, Jr. Defensive end Florida


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  2. ^ "NFL All Decade Team: 1990s". Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  3. ^ Pulliam, Kent (1995-04-23). "No. 1: 322 pounds of potential, Chiefs trade down, then nab Michigan offensive lineman". The Kansas City Star (The McClatchy Company). p. C1.  The Jaguars traded their 31st overall pick and a third and fourth round selection to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for the Chiefs' 19th overall pick.
  4. ^ "Players: Kevin Hardy #51". PLAYERS INC. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  5. ^ "Leaderboard: Rushing yards". Sports-Reference, Inc. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  6. ^ "The Week In Bills History: Important dates in Buffalo Bills history (April 13-19)". Buffalo Bills. Retrieved 2007-10-15. [dead link] The Jaguars traded quarterback Rob Johnson to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the Bills' ninth overall pick.
  7. ^ "Marcus Stroud statistics". Sports-Reference, Inc. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  8. ^ "Outland Trophy Winners". Football Writers Association of America. August 14, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  9. ^ "John Henderson Bio". Jacksonville Jaguars. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  10. ^ "Motor City Bowl Award Winners". Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  11. ^ Gilmore, Rod (2001-12-20). "ESPN's Take". College Football 2001-2002 Bowls: GMAC Bowl. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  12. ^ "Leftwich". Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  13. ^ "Marcedes Lewis Bio". Jacksonville Jaguars. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  14. ^ Andrew Mason (2006-04-28). "Broncos Keep the Focus Up Front With Three Linemen on Day 1". Denver Broncos. Retrieved 2007-10-15.  Jacksonville traded their 17th overall pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for the Broncos' 21st overall, third-round, and sixth-round picks.
  15. ^ "Reggie Nelson Bio". Jacksonville Jaguars. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  16. ^ "Hall and Laurinaitis are finalists for Nagurski award". USA Today. 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  17. ^ "Finalists chosen for Thorpe Award". USA Today. 2006-11-21. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  18. ^ The Jaguars received the eighth overall pick from the Baltimore Ravens.
  19. ^ Wesseling, Chris (2013-04-25). "Luke Joeckel to Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013 NFL Draft". National Football League. Retrieved 2013-04-25.