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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

    Fred Taylor

    17
    3

    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

    13
    4

    Overall selection: 5 (2016)

    Stats
    48 games, 193 tackles, 9 interceptions

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

  • 3

    Kevin Hardy

    13
    5

    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)

  • 4

    Tony Boselli

    12
    5

    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

  • 5

    Leonard Fournette

    11
    7

    Overall selection: 4 (2017)

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

  • 6

    John Henderson

    11
    8

    Overall selection: 9 (2002)

    Stats
    124 games, 423 tackles, 29 sacks,

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

  • 7

    Donovin Darius

    9
    6

    Overall selection: 25 (1998)

    Stats
    115 games, 610 tackles, 14 interceptions

  • 8

    Marcus Stroud

    8
    6

    Overall selection: 13 (2001)

    Stats
    100 games, 274 tackles, 22 sacks

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

  • 9

    Marcedes Lewis

    7
    6

    Overall selection: 28 (2006)

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

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

  • 10

    Eugene Monroe

    6
    6

    Overall selection: 8 (2009)

    Stats
    65 games, 3 fumble recoveries

  • 11

    Blake Bortles

    8
    9

    Overall selection: 3 (2014)

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

  • 12

    James Stewart

    8
    9

    Overall selection: 19 (1995)

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

  • 13

    Overall selection: 26 (1999)

    Stats
    72 games, 332 tackles, 5 interceptions

  • 14

    Dante Fowler Jr.

    5
    8

    Overall selection: 3 (2015)

    Stats
    39 games, 62 tackles, 14 sacks

  • 15

    Luke Joeckel

    4
    6

    Overall selection: 2 (2013)

    Stats
    39 games, 1 fumble recovery, 2 tackles

  • 16

    Tyson Alualu

    5
    9

    Overall selection: 10 (2010)

    Stats
    110 games, 259 tackles, 17.5 sacks

  • 17

    Reggie Williams

    5
    9

    Overall selection: 9 (2004)

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

  • 18

    Taven Bryan

    3
    6

    Overall selection: 29 (2018)

    Stats
    16 games, 20 tackles, 1 sack

  • 19

    Reggie Nelson

    5
    11

    Overall selection: 21 (2007)

    Stats
    45 games, 187 tackles, 7 interceptions

  • 20

    Justin Blackmon

    5
    10

    Overall selection: 5 (2012)

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

  • 21

    Matt Jones

    3
    8

    Overall selection: 21 (2005)

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

  • 22

    Byron Leftwich

    1
    8

    Overall selection: 7 (2003)

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

  • 23

    Derrick Harvey

    3
    9

    Overall selection: 8 (2008)

    Stats
    47 games, 88 tackles, 8 sacks

  • 24

    Renaldo Wynn

    0
    9

    Overall selection: 21 (1997)

    Stats
    73 games, 154 tackles, 13.5 sacks

  • 25

    R. Jay Soward

    0
    9

    Overall selection: 29 (2000)

    Stats
    13 games, 154 receiving yards (1 touchdown)