Total picks: 25
'07 Starters: 6
'07 Backups: 9
Other teams: 2
Out of NFL: 4
Injured Reserve/PUP: 4
Six starters in three years is not good and only because nine players are still contending for starting spots can you say that this 3-year draft group has been above average. The Jaguars have not hit a strong-starter with their No. 1 pick since taking defensive tackle John Henderson in 2002. They've had much more success with their second and third round picks which has produced three starters and Maurice Jones-Drew.2007 DRAFT PICKS
Best pick: RB Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006 (second round, 60th overall). With his 5-7 height, the Jaguars reached somewhat in taking Jones-Drew in the second round. When he was picked, coach Jack Del Rio proclaimed him a starter -- as a kickoff return man. His rookie season he rushed for 941 yards, turned into a top-fledge receiver (46 for 436 yards) and added another 860 yards on 31 kickoff returns for a team record 27.7 average.
Worst pick: WR Matt Jones, 2005 (first round, 21st overall). The experiment to turn Jones into a wide receiver after playing quarterback in college simply hasn't worked. Jones is too laid back, appears to give a 50 percent effort at times and has fallen out of good graces with the staff. He's lasted this long only because the Jaguars made him a first-round pick.
1 (21) Reggie Nelson, FS: Became an instant starter using great natural athletic talent to win the job. However, he missed far too many tackles and could be a possibility to move to a corner spot this year.
2 (48) Justin Durant, LB: He moved into starting lineup at midseason and will likely be there for a long spell. Coaches love his speed.
3 (79) Mike Walker, WR: Went on IR (knee) Sept. 1; figures in Jaguars plans for '08.
4. (101) Adam Podlesh P: Was sporadic as a starter, needs to develop consistency. He'll need to have a much stronger season this year in order to retain his job.
4. (113) Brian Smith DE: Broken hip in senior season at Missouri didn't heal and he went on PUP in August.
5 (149) Uche Nwaneri OL: Saw action in 9 games with one start. Provided solid backup at the guard spot.
5 (150) Josh Gattis, S: He wasn't the answer to the team's needs at safety and was waived in final cuts on Sept. 1.
5 (166) Derek Landri DT: One of the more pleasant surprises in that he not only made the team, was a strong contributor on the D-line last half of the season.
7 (229) John Broussard WR: Was borderline whether he would make the squad. Had strong preseason but had just four catches in eight regular season games before going on IR in December.
7 (251) Chad Nkang LB: Another surprise to make the squad, proved to be the team's most reliable tackler on special team coverage.
7 (252) Andrew Carnahan OT: Team needed help on the O-line but he wasn't ready to help this year. Was placed on practice squad in mid-September where he stayed all year.