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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 Josh Allen, a defensive end from the University of Kentucky.

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 five players in the first round from the University of Florida, two each from the University of Southern California and the University of Tennessee.


Table key
Indicates the player was selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
Year Each year links to an article about that particular NFL Draft.
Pick Indicates the number of the pick within the first round
Position Indicates the position of the player in the NFL
College The player's college football team

Player selections Edit

Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1995 &00000000000000020000002 Boselli, TonyTony Boselli T USC
&000000000000001900000019 Stewart, JamesJames Stewart RB Tennessee [1]
1996 &00000000000000020000002 Hardy, KevinKevin Hardy LB Illinois
1997 &000000000000002100000021 Wynn, RenaldoRenaldo Wynn DT Notre Dame
1998 &00000000000000090000009 Taylor, FredFred Taylor RB Florida [2]
&000000000000002500000025 Darius, DonovinDonovin Darius S Syracuse
1999 &000000000000002600000026 Bryant, FernandoFernando Bryant DB Alabama
2000 &000000000000002900000029 Soward, R. JayR. Jay Soward WR USC
2001 &000000000000001300000013 Stroud, MarcusMarcus Stroud DT Georgia
2002 &00000000000000090000009 Henderson, JohnJohn Henderson Tennessee
2003 &00000000000000070000007 Leftwich, ByronByron Leftwich QB Marshall
2004 &00000000000000090000009 Williams, ReggieReggie Williams WR Washington
2005 &000000000000002100000021 Jones, MattMatt Jones Arkansas
2006 &000000000000002800000028 Lewis, MarcedesMarcedes Lewis TE UCLA
2007 &000000000000002100000021 Nelson, ReggieReggie Nelson DB Florida [3]
2008 &00000000000000080000008 Harvey, DerrickDerrick Harvey DE [4]
2009 Monroe, EugeneEugene Monroe T Virginia
2010 &000000000000001000000010 Alualu, TysonTyson Alualu DT California
2011 Gabbert, BlaineBlaine Gabbert QB Missouri
2012 &00000000000000050000005 Blackmon, JustinJustin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State
2013 &00000000000000020000002 Joeckel, LukeLuke Joeckel T Texas A&M [5]
2014 &00000000000000030000003 Bortles, BlakeBlake Bortles QB UCF
2015 Fowler Jr., DanteDante Fowler Jr. DE Florida
2016 &00000000000000050000005 Ramsey, JalenJalen Ramsey CB Florida State
2017 &00000000000000040000004 Fournette, LeonardLeonard Fournette RB LSU
2018 &000000000000002900000029 Bryan, TavenTaven Bryan DT Florida
2019 &00000000000000070000007 Allen, JoshJosh Allen DE Kentucky

Footnotes Edit

  1. 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.
  2. The Jaguars traded quarterback Rob Johnson to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the Bills' ninth overall pick.
  3. 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.
  4. The Jaguars received the eighth overall pick from the Baltimore Ravens.
  5. Wesseling, Chris (2013-04-25). "Luke Joeckel to Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013 NFL Draft". National Football League. Retrieved 2013-04-25.

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