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The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft  

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65 votes 8 voters 26 items

List Rules Based only on career success with Jacksonville Jaguars. Only picks made during Super Bowl era (since 1967).

Every Jacksonville Jaguars first-round pick has played an important part in building the franchise's place in the NFL. Jacksonville joined the league in 1995 and has tried to find relevance while opposing historic and storied franchises. The best Jaguars draft picks have helped them gain momentum and new fans along the way. However, there have been poor picks that led to the team failing to win a Super Bowl yet. 

But who has been the top first-round draft pick in Jaguars history? The stats below reflect only players' time spent with Jacksonville and that's what you should consider when voting. How much did these players help the team that drafted them?

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1
Fred Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 9 (1998)

Stats
140 games, 11,271 rushing yards (62 touchdowns), 2,361 receiving yards (8 touchdowns)

Achievements
Pro Bowl (2007)
Second-team All-Pro (2007)

2
Jalen Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 5 (2016)

Stats
48 games, 193 tackles, 9 interceptions

Achievements
2× Pro Bowl (2017, 2018)
First-team All-Pro (2017)

3
John Henderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 9 (2002)

Stats
124 games, 423 tackles, 29 sacks,

Achievements
2× Pro Bowl (2004, 2006)
Second-team All-Pro (2006)

4
Kevin Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 2 (1996)

Stats
86 games, 506 tackles, 28.5 sacks, 5 interceptions

Achievements
Pro Bowl (1999)
First-team All-Pro (1999)
NFL All-Rookie team (1996)

5
Marcedes Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 28 (2006)

Stats
170 games, 4,502 receiving yards (33 touchdowns)

Achievements
Pro Bowl (2010)
Second-team All-Pro (2010)

6
Marcus Stroud is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 13 (2001)

Stats
100 games, 274 tackles, 22 sacks

Achievements
3× Pro Bowl (2003–2005)
AP Second-Team All-Pro (2003)

7
Tony Boselli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 2 (1995)

Stats
91 games, 5 fumble recoveries

Achievements
5× Pro Bowl (1996–2000)
3× First-team All-Pro (1997–1999)
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team

8
Donovin Darius is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 25 (1998)

Stats
115 games, 610 tackles, 14 interceptions

9
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 19 (1995)

Stats
60 games, 2,951 rushing yards (33 touchdowns), 853 receiving yards (5 touchdowns)

10
Fernando Bryant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 26 (1999)

Stats
72 games, 332 tackles, 5 interceptions

11
Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 21 (2007)

Stats
45 games, 187 tackles, 7 interceptions

12
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 9 (2004)

Stats
79 games, 2,322 receiving yards (18 touchdowns)

13
Dante Fowler Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 3 (2015)

Stats
39 games, 62 tackles, 14 sacks

14
Leonard Fournette is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 4 (2017)

Stats
21 games, 1,479 rushing yards (14 touchdowns), 487 receiving yards (2 touchdowns)

15
Eugene Monroe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 8 (2009)

Stats
65 games, 3 fumble recoveries

16
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 5 (2012)

Stats
20 games, 1,280 receiving yards (6 touchdowns)

17
Blake Bortles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 3 (2014)

Stats
75 games, 17,646 passing yards (103 touchdowns), 1,775 rushing yards (8 touchdowns)

18
Tyson Alualu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft
Tyson Alualu

Overall selection: 10 (2010)

Stats
110 games, 259 tackles, 17.5 sacks

19
Byron Leftwich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 7 (2003)

Stats
46 games, 1,344 passing yards (51 touchdowns), 364 rushing yards (8 touchdowns)

20
Taven Bryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 29 (2018)

Stats
16 games, 20 tackles, 1 sack

21
Luke Joeckel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 2 (2013)

Stats
39 games, 1 fumble recovery, 2 tackles

22
Blaine Gabbert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 10 (2011)

Stats
28 games, 4,357 passing yards (22 touchdowns)

23
R. Jay Soward is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft
R. Jay Soward

Overall selection: 29 (2000)

Stats
13 games, 154 receiving yards (1 touchdown)

24
Renaldo Wynn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 21 (1997)

Stats
73 games, 154 tackles, 13.5 sacks

25
Matt Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jacksonville Jaguars First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 21 (2005)

Stats
54 games, 2,153 receiving yards (15 touchdowns)