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

List RulesBased 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

    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

    Tony Boselli

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    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

  • 3

    Overall selection: 5 (2016)

    Stats
    48 games, 193 tackles, 9 interceptions

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

  • 4

    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

    John Henderson

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    Overall selection: 9 (2002)

    Stats
    124 games, 423 tackles, 29 sacks,

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

  • 6

    Marcus Stroud

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    Overall selection: 13 (2001)

    Stats
    100 games, 274 tackles, 22 sacks

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

  • 7

    Overall selection: 28 (2006)

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

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

  • 8

    Donovin Darius

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    Overall selection: 25 (1998)

    Stats
    115 games, 610 tackles, 14 interceptions

  • 9

    Reggie Nelson

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    Overall selection: 21 (2007)

    Stats
    45 games, 187 tackles, 7 interceptions

  • 10

    Overall selection: 8 (2009)

    Stats
    65 games, 3 fumble recoveries

  • 11

    Overall selection: 3 (2015)

    Stats
    39 games, 62 tackles, 14 sacks

  • 12

    Overall selection: 2 (2013)

    Stats
    39 games, 1 fumble recovery, 2 tackles

  • 13

    Overall selection: 4 (2017)

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

  • 14

    Overall selection: 26 (1999)

    Stats
    72 games, 332 tackles, 5 interceptions

  • 15

    Overall selection: 3 (2014)

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

  • 16

    Tyson Alualu

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    Overall selection: 10 (2010)

    Stats
    110 games, 259 tackles, 17.5 sacks

  • 17

    Overall selection: 9 (2004)

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

  • 18

    Overall selection: 29 (2018)

    Stats
    16 games, 20 tackles, 1 sack

  • 19

    Overall selection: 5 (2012)

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

  • 20

    Byron Leftwich

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    Overall selection: 7 (2003)

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

  • 21

    Overall selection: 21 (2005)

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

  • 22

    James Stewart

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    Overall selection: 19 (1995)

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

  • 23

    Overall selection: 8 (2008)

    Stats
    47 games, 88 tackles, 8 sacks

  • 24

    Overall selection: 10 (2011)

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

  • 25

    Overall selection: 21 (1997)

    Stats
    73 games, 154 tackles, 13.5 sacks