The Jacksonville Jaguars have the 13th selection in the first round and nine picks overall when the 66th NFL draft takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22.
The two-day selection process will begin at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 21, with the first three rounds being completed that day. The remaining four rounds will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 22.
The Jaguars will head into their seventh NFL season looking to strengthen their team through the draft, as they seek a return to the playoffs after falling to 7-9 in the 2000 season and missing the postseason for the first time since 1995.
In addition to their first-round pick, the Jaguars have eight other choices - one in each of the second, third, fifth, and seventh rounds, as well as four compensatory selections. The Jaguars acquired the compensatory picks because they suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
JAGUARS DRAFT PICKS
Rd. Order Overall Choice Obtained From
1 13 13
2 11 43
3 12 73
3 33 94 Compensatory Selection
4 13 105 Traded to Kansas City
5 11 134
6 12 164 Traded to Tampa Bay
7 13 197
7 33 233 Compensatory Selection
7 35 235 Compensatory Selection
7 41 241 Compensatory Selection
The NFL draft will be held at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The entire draft will be televised nationally on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN will carry the proceedings from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, and ESPN2 will take over the broadcast until the end of the day's drafting. ESPN will resume broadcasting at 11:00 a.m. Sunday until 1:00 p.m., and ESPN2 will then broadcast the rest of the draft until its conclusion.
Each of the NFL's 31 teams will have a 15-minute time limit to make their selections in the first round, 10 minutes in the second round and five minutes in Rounds 3-7. Last year the first round took 5 hours and 30 minutes, the second round lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes, and the third round took 1 hour and 33 minutes.
A total of 246 players will be selected by the 31 teams, including 215 regular selections and 31 compensatory picks that were awarded to 16 teams which suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents in 2000. All of the compensatory picks fall in Rounds 3-7.
In addition to the cable television broadcasts, the Jaguars will broadcast live on WBWL (600 AM) from 11:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, featuring Jaguars radio broadcasters Brian Sexton and Matt Robinson, as well as Jaguars Inside Report senior editor Vic Ketchman and several draft analysts. The team will also have a draft preview from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday on WBWL.
The Jaguars and WJXT-TV4 will also air three draft specials on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details will be announced prior to draft weekend.
The draft will also be covered live on the Internet at www.nfl.com and ESPN.go.com. The sites will be live on draft weekend with audio feeds from ESPN Radio and player conferences, chats with top picks and analysis from
former Dallas Cowboys personnel director Gil Brandt. The site's "Draft Tracker" will enable users to analyze the draft as it unfolds and track selections by player, position, NFL or college team and other variables.
JAGUARS DRAFT DAY FAN FEST
In conjunction with the draft, the Jaguars are hosting the seventh annual Budweiser "Draft Day Fan Fest" beginning at noon Saturday at ALLTEL Stadium. Admission is free for an afternoon of food, fun and festivities.
Jaguars fans will be able to watch ESPN's live draft coverage on the Jumbotron screens, in addition to participating in games and entertainment that will be available. Fans will be able to meet and greet Jaguars players, be introduced to the 2001 Roar cheerleaders and team mascot Jaxson de Ville.
Fans can also participate in the first ever Draft Day Dash, a 3.1-mile race which will wind through downtown Jacksonville and end at the 50-yard line at ALLTEL Stadium. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each of 12 age groups. Runners will receive T-shirts, a team poster and commemorative race posters. Cameras will be posted at the 50-yard line to display runners on the Jumbotron as they cross the finish line. Entertainment will be provided all day by the Mosquitos.
The Jaguars' Select-Your-Seat campaign is on for the 2001-2003 seasons. Available seats will be marked, and fans can walk around the stadium, check out the views and make their seat selections. Ticket Office Personnel will be available to assist ticket buyers.
THE 13TH PLAYERS CHOSEN
The 13th player chosen in each of the last 10 years was:
Year Player College NFL Team
2000 LB John Abraham South Carolina NY Jets
1999 WR Troy Edwards Louisiana Tech Pittsburgh
1998 LB Takeo Spikes Auburn Cincinnati
1997 TE Tony Gonzalez California Kansas City
1996 DB Walt Harris Mississippi State Chicago
1995 LB Mark Fields Washington State New Orleans
1994 DE Joe Johnson Louisville New Orleans
1993 T Brad Hopkins Illinois Houston Oilers
1992 T Eugene Chung Virginia Tech New England
1991 WR Mike Pritchard Colorado Atlanta
JAGUARS 2001 ROSTER SUMMARY
(as of April 12)
Players: 54 Quarterbacks: 3
Offense: 24 Running Backs: 4
Defense: 27 Wide Receivers: 5
Kickers: 3 Tight Ends: 3
Offensive Linemen: 9
Defensive Linemen: 8
Defensive Backs: 12
JAGUARS DRAFTED (35)
Round 1: (8): OT Tony Boselli (Jaguars 1995), TE Kyle Brady (New York Jets 1995), LB Kevin Hardy (Jaguars 1996), DT/DE Renaldo Wynn (Jaguars 1997), RB Fred Taylor (Jaguars 1998), S Donovin Darius (Jaguars 1998), CB Fernando Bryant (Jaguars 1999), WR R. Jay Soward (Jaguars 2000)
Round 2: (6): S Carnell Lake (Pittsburgh 1989), WR Jimmy Smith (Dallas 1992), G Zach Wiegert (St. Louis 1995), DE Tony Brackens (Jaguars 1996), DT Larry Smith (Jaguars 1999), G Brad Meester (Jaguars 2000)
Round 3: (3): CB Aaron Beasley (Jaguars 1996), QB Jonathan Quinn (Jaguars 1998), LB T.J. Slaughter (Jaguars 2000)
Round 4: (1): DT Seth Payne (Jaguars 1997)
Round 5: (8): MLB Hardy Nickerson (Pittsburgh 1987), QB Mark Brunell (Green Bay 1993), DT Gary Walker (Houston 1995), TE Damon Jones (Jaguars 1997), C John Wade (Jaguars 1998), CB Jason Craft (Jaguars 1999), OT Reggie Nelson (Chargers 1999), CB Kiwaukee Thomas (Jaguars 2000)
Round 6: (2): DT Emarlos Leroy (Jaguars 1999), WR Emanuel Smith (Jaguars 2000)
Round 7: (6): WR Alvis Whitted (Jaguars 1998), S Erik Olson (Jaguars 2000), DE Rob Meier (Jaguars 2000), RB Shyrone Stith (Jaguars 2000), LB Danny Clark (Jaguars 2000), OT Mark Baniewicz (Jaguars 2000)
Round 12: (1): WR Keenan McCardell (Washington 1991)
JAGUARS NOT DRAFTED (19):
PK Mike Hollis (San Diego 1994), RB Stacey Mack (Jaguars 1999), QB Jamie Martin (Los Angeles Rams 1993), LB Lonnie Marts (Kansas City 1990), CB Shad Criss (Chargers 2000), G Aaron Koch (Titans 2000), G/OT Dwyane Ledford (49ers 2000), TE Ryan Neufeld (Cowboys 1999), LB Troy Pelshak (Rams 1999), OT Gannon Shepherd (Bears 2000), DE Paul Spicer (Seahawks 1998), PK Jim Tarle (Jaguars 2000), LB Edward Thomas (49ers 2000), FB Kevin Clemens (Jaguars 2001), DB Even Hlavacek (Jaguars 2001), P Aron Langley (Buccaneers 1999), S Craig Miller (Colts 1999), DB Chandler Smith (Jaguars 2001), S James Watkins (Jaguars 2001)