List of Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft picks

Blake Bortles, the 2014 pick

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 Dante Fowler, Jr., a defensive end from the University of Florida.

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 four 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

Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1995 2 Boselli, TonyTony Boselli Offensive tackle USC
1995 19 Stewart, JamesJames Stewart Running back Tennessee [1]
1996 2 Hardy, KevinKevin Hardy Linebacker Illinois
1997 21 Wynn, RenaldoRenaldo Wynn Defensive tackle Notre Dame
1998 9 Taylor, FredFred Taylor Running back Florida [2]
1998 25 Darius, DonovinDonovin Darius Safety Syracuse
1999 26 Bryant, FernandoFernando Bryant Defensive back Alabama
2000 29 Soward, R. JayR. Jay Soward Wide receiver USC
2001 13 Stroud, MarcusMarcus Stroud Defensive tackle Georgia
2002 9 Henderson, JohnJohn Henderson Defensive tackle Tennessee
2003 7 Leftwich, ByronByron Leftwich Quarterback Marshall
2004 9 Williams, ReggieReggie Williams Wide receiver Washington
2005 21 Jones, MattMatt Jones Wide receiver Arkansas
2006 28 Lewis, MarcedesMarcedes Lewis Tight end UCLA
2007 21 Nelson, ReggieReggie Nelson Defensive back Florida [3]
2008 8 Harvey, DerrickDerrick Harvey Defensive end Florida [4]
2009 8 Monroe, EugeneEugene Monroe Offensive tackle Virginia
2010 10 Alualu, TysonTyson Alualu Defensive tackle California
2011 10 Gabbert, BlaineBlaine Gabbert Quarterback Missouri
2012 5 Blackmon, JustinJustin Blackmon Wide receiver Oklahoma State
2013 2 Joeckel, LukeLuke Joeckel Offensive tackle Texas A&M [5]
2014 3 Bortles, BlakeBlake Bortles Quarterback UCF
2015 3 Fowler Jr., DanteDante Fowler Jr. Defensive end Florida
2016 5 Ramsey, JalenJalen Ramsey Cornerback Florida State


  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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