The Jacksonville Jaguars started 2023 with plenty of promise, and at one point, were the No. 1 team in the AFC, before a late-season collapse that saw them fire the entire defensive staff. With plenty of pressure to get it fixed, the Jaguars are aiming to retool the roster and sustain their initial promise.
How many picks do the Jaguars have in the 2024 NFL Draft to keep that momentum moving forward?
Jacksonville Jaguars Picks by Round In 2024
- Round 1, Pick 17
- Round 2, Pick 48 (conditional)
- Round 3, Pick 79 (conditional)
- Round 4, Pick 114 (conditional)
- Round 4, Pick 116 (from NO)
- Round 5, Pick 151
- Round 6, Pick 194
- Round 7, Pick 233
How Many Picks Do the Jaguars Have in 2024?
Which picks the Jaguars keep depends on the situation with wide receiver Calvin Ridley. The conditions of his trade make any pick from Rounds 2, 3, and 4 uncertain.
If Ridley signs an extension with the team, Jacksonville’s second-round pick would go to the Atlanta Falcons.
Under the stipulations of the trade, if Ridley played 60% of snaps or recorded 75 receptions or 1,000 yards, the Falcons would receive a third-round pick. He hit those milestones, so Atlanta will likely get at least the third-round pick from Jacksonville. It becoming a second depends on an extension in the offseason.
The Jaguars own the rest of their Day 3 picks and picked up an extra fourth-rounder from the New Orleans Saints when they traded up for quarterback Jake Haener in last year’s draft.
Who Did the Jaguars Draft in 2023?
After trading back with the Buffalo Bills, the Jaguars used their first-round pick to draft Oklahoma offensive tackle Anton Harrison, who started every game at right tackle this season, at No. 27 overall.
Jacksonville used their two Day 2 picks on offensive selections as well, drafting Penn State tight end Brenton Strange in the second round and Auburn running back Tank Bigsby in Round 3. Strange caught just five passes this season, while Bigsby ran for two rushing touchdowns.
After several trades, the Jaguars had 10 picks on Day 3 of the draft last season, with two in the fourth and fifth rounds each and three in the sixth and seventh rounds.
Jacksonville’s two fourth-round selections were on defense, drafting Florida linebacker Ventrell Miller (pick 121) and Oklahoma State defensive end Tyler Lacy (130). Miller suffered an Achilles injury in the preseason and was placed on season-ending injured reserve, while Lacy played just 145 snaps.
Much like the fourth round, the Jaguars drafted two defensive players with their two picks in Round 5. With the first pick in the fifth round, Jacksonville drafted Louisville pass rusher Yasir Abdullah and followed it up by picking Texas A&M safety Antonio Johnson.
Abdullah played sparingly, while Johnson emerged as a potential long-term nickel option by the end of the season.
Jacksonville opened up their sixth round by drafting Penn State wide receiver Parker Washington. He mainly served as a punt returner but caught three touchdowns as a spot starter.
The Jaguars’ last two sixth-round selections were Rutgers cornerback Christian Braswell and Pitt defensive back Erick Hallett. Braswell played in three games on special teams, while Hallett did not appear in a game.
The Jaguars wrapped up the 2023 NFL Draft by selecting App State OT Cooper Hodges, North Carolina DT Raymond Vohasek, and Houston DE/FB Derek Parish. Hodges was placed on IR in the preseason, while Vohasek and Parish are no longer on the roster.
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