The 10 best draft choices by the Jaguars since 2000

Maurice Jones-Drew was able to find the end zone quite often with Jacksonville. [Image Source: Flickr | Parker Anderson]
Maurice Jones-Drew was able to find the end zone quite often with Jacksonville. [Image Source: Flickr | Parker Anderson]

Maurice Jones-Drew helped the Jaguars' running game not miss a beat post-Fred Taylor.

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After looking at the best draft picks by the teams who currently have the first six selections in April's draft, it's time to look at the Jaguars who currently have the seventh pick. Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports has Jacksonville selecting tight end Noah Fant out of Iowa with that pick.

The Jaguars have been able to draft more than a few quality players in recent years. Here are their top-ten selections since 2000.

Note: Only time with the Jaguars was considered for this list. Where they were drafted makes a difference - meaning this isn't quite a top-ten players drafted by Jacksonville since 2000 list. Some late-round picks who did not quite make the list but had solid careers with the team include Marlon McCree (seventh round, 2001), Josh Scobee (fifth round, 2004), Bobby McCray (seventh round, 2004), Uche Nwaneri (fifth round, 2007), and Dede Westbrook (fourth round, 2017).

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Maurice Jones-Drew, RB - 2nd round, 60th overall (2006); time with Jaguars: 2006-2013

Jones-Drew led the NFL with 1,606 rushing yards in 2011, a year he was also named a First Team All-Pro. In his eight seasons with the Jaguars, he made three Pro Bowls, rushed for 8,071 yards, and scored 68 touchdowns on the ground.

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John Henderson, DT - 1st round, 9th overall (2002); time with Jaguars: 2002-2009

A two-time Pro Bowler, Henderson was a dominant run-stopper who also was able to put pressure on the quarterback. He recorded 429 tackles and 29 sacks in eight years with Jacksonville.

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