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Draft notes: Day one

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Draft day fan fest draws a crowd of 6,200

##### Jaguars head into Sunday with seven picks

The Jaguars have seven picks remaining for the second day of the draft which will consist of rounds 3-7. The draft begins on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The club owns the eighth pick of the third round (72nd overall) and a pick in each of the fourth (107th overall), fifth (144th overall) and sixth (180th overall) rounds. The Jaguars have three seventh-round picks (232nd, 250th and 253rd overall) with the last two being compensatory selections.

Rare company for Monroe

##### Second straight year with eighth overall pick

The Jaguars had the eighth overall pick for the second straight year. It tied for the fourth-highest draft pick in team history. The Jaguars selected defensive end Derrick Harvey in 2008.

Since Jacksonville entered the NFL in 1995, the Jaguars have had 17 first-round selections and have drafted in the following manner:

DEFENSE (8)

 

 

OFFENSE (9)

 

Defensive tackles

3

 

Wide receivers

3

Safeties

2

 

Running backs

2

Linebacker

1

 

Offensive linemen

2

Cornerback

1

 

Quarterback

1

Defensive end

1

 

Tight end

1

##### Monroe one of six offensive linemen taken in the first round

Eugene Monroe was one of six offensive linemen taken in the first round, and the third overall. There were four offensive tackles taken in the first round.

Here's a look at the six offensive linemen taken in the first round on Saturday:

Player

Pos

College

Team

Overall pick

Jason Smith

OT

Baylor

St. Louis Rams

2nd

Andre Smith

OT

Alabama

Cincinnati Bengals

6th

Eugene Monroe

OT

Virginia

Jacksonville Jaguars

8th

Alex Mack

C

California

Cleveland Browns

21st

Michael Oher

OT

Ole Miss

Baltimore Ravens

23rd

Eric Wood

C

Louisville

Buffalo Bills

28th

##### Monroe set to graduate

First-round pick Eugene Monroe is scheduled to receive his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia on May 17. Monroe completed the requirements for his course work in the winter. "The college experience in general prepares you for life, to think and understand the world around you. It equips you to flourish in any environment," Monroe explained.

Picking up the pace

##### Two offensive tackles to Jacksonville in first two rounds

The Jaguars selected two offensive tackles (Eugene Monroe, Eben Britton) in the first two rounds for the first time in franchise history. It marks the fifth time in franchise history the club has drafted offensive players in both of the first two rounds (1995, 2000, 2005, 2006). It is the earliest an offensive player has been chosen since wide receiver Mike Walker was chosen in the third round of the 2007 draft.

Monroe joins recent trend of top tackles from Virginia

##### All in the family

Eugene Monroe is the youngest of 16 children in a family that includes 10 brothers and five sisters. One is a full sibling and the rest are half siblings. The oldest sibling in his family is his brother who is 60 years old.

Britton becomes first Jaguar selected from Arizona

##### Tidbits

Second-round pick Eben Britton has ties to Jacksonville. His father, Jeff, played basketball at Jacksonville University from 1980-81 … The Jaguars have drafted a player from a Pac-10 school in 12 of the 15 drafts in franchise history including four consecutive seasons … Eugene Monroe is the third player drafted by the Jaguars from the University of Virginia in franchise history (TE Chris Luzar, RB Alvin Pearman) … Monroe was one of Virginia teammate Chris Long's invited guests at Radio City Music Hall last year when the Rams selected Long with the No. 2 overall pick … Monroe received the 2008 Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given annually since 1953 to the players voted the most outstanding blocker in the ACC by a poll of the league's head coaches and defensive coordinators … Monroe started for Virginia on January 1, 2008 in Virginia's Gator Bowl loss against Texas Tech.

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