What Is The Value of the Jaguars Picks?

We know the Jacksonville Jaguars currently have seven picks in the 2011 draft, but what type of players can they expect to acquire with those selections? We are going to run down the selections at the Jaguars position over the last five years and analyze if they should stay put, or jockey forward or backwards.

The Jacksonville Jaguars currently hold the 16th, 49th, 80th, 114th, 121st, 147th and 182nd selections in this month's draft. Let's take a look back at the players selected at those spots in the past five years.

2010-16th overall pick- Derrick Morgan, DE, Titans- Missed all of his rookie year with a torn knee.

-49th overall pick- Taylor Mays, S, 49ers- Started six games as a rookie, minimal impact.

-80th overall pick- J.D. Walton, C, Broncos- Started all 16 games as a rookie.

-114th overall pick- Dennis Pitta, TE, Ravens- Played in 11 games, caught one pass.

-121st overall pick- Keenan Clayton, LB, Eagles- Played seven games mostly on special teams.

-147th overall pick- Mitch Petrus, G, Giants- Played in 11 games, mostly on special teams.

-182nd overall pick- Nate Byham, TE, 49ers- Played in 14 games, caught five passes.

2009-16th overall pick- Larry English, DE/OLB, Chargers- Hasn't made much of an impact through two seasons.

-49th overall pick- Max Unger, C, Seahawks- Has become a solid starter at center.

-80th overall pick- Kevin Barnes, CB, Redskins- Has started two games in as many seasons.

-114th overall pick- David Bruton, DB, Broncos- Has started three games in two years.

-121st overall pick- Shawn Nelson, TE, Bills- Has caught 20 passes in two years.

-147th overall pick- Nic Harris, LB, Bills- Has played with two teams in two years.

-182nd overall pick- Jarius Wynn, DE, Packers- 1.5 sacks in two season, played in 20 games.

2008-16th overall pick- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Cardinals- Rodgers-Cromartie was a small school steal from Tennessee State and has played at a Pro Bowl level.

-49th overall pick- DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles- Jackson is a Pro Bowl wide receiver and one of the most explosive players in football.

-80th overall pick- Bryan Smith, DE, Eagles- Has played with two teams in two years including the Jaguars last season.

-114th overall pick- Reggie Corner, DB, Bills- Has started 12 games in three years and is mostly a special teams contributor.

-121st overall pick- Red Bryant, DT, Seahawks- Rotational lineman who has received more playing time each year.

-147th overall pick- Alvin Bowen, LB, Bills- Journeyman who played two games with Jacksonville last season.

-182nd overall pick- Kevin Robinson, WR, Chiefs- Played one year with Kansas City.

2007-16th overall pick- Justin Harrell, DT, Packers- Rotational defensive lineman with Green Bay. Hasn't yet lived up to his draft status.

-49th overall pick- Kenny Irons, RB, Bengals- Never played in a game.

-80th overall pick- Paul Williams, WR, Titans- Played in five games with the Titans.

-114th overall pick- Marvin White, DB, Bengals- Journeyman who's played with three teams in four season.

-121st overall pick- Marcus Thomas, DT, Broncos- Rotational defensive lineman for four years with Denver.

-147th overall pick- Tarell Brown, DB, 49ers- Mostly a nickel/dime cornerback and special teams contributor since his rookie season.

-182nd overall pick- Adam Hayward, LB, Buccaneers- Special teams contributor since his rookie season.

2006-16th overall pick- Jason Allen, DB, Dolphins- Allen never worked out at cornerback or safety and was waived last season by Miami before landing in Houston.

-49th overall pick- Kellen Clemens, QB, Jets- Has been a career backup quarterback.

-80th overall pick- Clint Ingram, LB, Jaguars- Played four seasons in Jacksonville before being waived prior to the 2010 season.

-114th overall pick- Joe Toledo, OG, Dolphins- Journeyman who has played with five teams in as many seasons.

-121st overall pick- Nate Salley, DB, Panthers- Played four seasons with Carolina before spending 2010 in the UFL.

-147th overall pick- Jeremy Bloom, WR, Eagles- Played three seasons in the NFL before going to work as an analyst.

-182nd overall pick- Montavious Stanley, DT, Cowboys- Journeyman who has played with six different NFL franchises in five seasons.

So what does the past drafts tell us about each pick?

The 16th overall selection had worked out just once out of the last five seasons with the Cardinals selection of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Sure, there's still time for Larry English and Derrick Morgan to develop, but the immediate returns don't look very good.

The 49th overall selection has yielded more returns as the Eagles found wide receiver DeSean Jackson there and Seattle has been happy with center Max Unger. If Taylor Mays develops into a good player, that will equate to three out of five.

The 80th overall selection hasn't been all that successful lately unless Denver's J.D. Walton can continue to be an effective starter. The other selections are either special teams contributors or no longer with their original club.

The 114th overall selection has mostly equated to backups or special teams contributors.

The 121st overall selection hasn't equated to a single starter over the past five years.

The 147th overall selection has mostly turned into special teams players or journeymen.

The 182nd overall selections have had some limited success as role players and backups.

So what have we learned about the last five drafts?

The first round is going to be somewhat of a gamble regardless of the position you select, but defensive ends at the 16th pick have struck out.....If you're thinking about trading back, don't go back too far. Most players found after Round Two are backups.....If anything teams should try to use their middle to later round picks and move up.

Charlie Bernstein is the host of "The Conundrum" on the Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network (national), and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering multiple teams in the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie


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