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First-round draft history has been a mixed bag for Jaguars

Jaguars running back Fred Taylor.
Jaguars running back Fred Taylor. (Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars have had a mixed bag with players who they’ve selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

Among those 29 selections in franchise history before this year’s draft, they’ve had eight of those players make at least one Pro Bowl and they’ve had three players earn All-Pro selections. There have been numerous whiffs in the first round. How will new first-rounders Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne fare? A look at that history of the Jaguars in the first round of the NFL draft.

An * indicates a Pro Bowl selection. An # indicates first-team All-Pro.

2021

1. QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

25. RB Travis Etienne, Clemson

2020

9. CB C.J. Henderson, Florida

20. LB K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU

2019

7. DE Josh Allen, Kentucky*

2018

29. DL Taven Bryan, Florida

2017

4. RB Leonard Fournette, LSU

2016

5. CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State*#

2015

3. DE Dante Fowler Jr., Florida

2014

3. QB Blake Bortles, UCF

2013

2. OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

2012

5. WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

2011

10. QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri

2010

10. DT Tyson Alualu, California

2009

8. OT Eugene Monroe, Virginia

2008

8. DE Derrick Harvey, Florida

2007

21. S Reggie Nelson, Florida

2006

28. TE Marcedes Lewis, UCLA*

2005

21. WR Matt Jones, Arkansas

2004

9. WR Reggie Williams, Washington

2003

7. QB Byron Leftwich, Marshall

2002

9. DL John Henderson, Tennessee*

2001

13. DL Marcus Stroud, Georgia*

2000

29. WR R. Jay Soward, Southern Cal

1999

26. CB Fernando Bryant, Alabama

1998

9. RB Fred Taylor, Florida*

25. S Donovin Darius, Syracuse

1997

21. DT Renaldo Wynn, Notre Dame

1996

2. LB Kevin Hardy, Illinois*#

1995

2. OT Tony Boselli, Southern Cal*#

19. RB James Stewart, Tennessee


About the Author:

Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.