Believe it or not the 2018 NFL Draft is just over 24 hours away, a bit longer for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars will pick not in the Top 5 for the first time in uh... a while, and sit currently with the 29th overall pick after making the AFC Championship game in 2017. There’s a lot of different ways the Jaguars could go with the 29th overall pick, but history is kind of a mixed bag when they’re picking on the 26th of April.
They’ve only on April 26th three times in history.
The NFL draft begins on April 26 this year. The 1st round has fallen on 4/26 three previous times in #Jaguars history:— Downer Jag Fan (@DownerJagFan) February 27, 2018
4/26/03 - Byron Leftwich
4/26/08 - Derrick Harvey
4/26/12 - Justin Blackmon pic.twitter.com/r1g9S4ygFH
Folks, it hasn’t been great. You’ve really got the run down of draft picks in this grouping.
You have Byron Leftwich, who wasn’t awful, but was very polarizing between the fanbase. He left Jacksonville with a winning record and for the most part was average and just could never stay healthy.
Then you have Derrick Harvey, who uh, was probably better at kata than he was rushing the passer.
Then you have the “what could have been” pick with Justin Blackmon who only played 20 games for the Jaguars, but showed flashes of being a dominant playmaker.