Biggest draft steals in Jaguars history

Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad Meester (63) lines up during
Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad Meester (63) lines up during / Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Brad Meester, Center - 2nd Round, 2000

While the Jaguars have struggled to address a handful of positions throughout their history, they haven't had trouble finding long-time contributors at center. Back in 2014, it was Brandon Linder, who donned the Black & Teal for eight years. Before him, it was Brad Meester, who went on to make a team-record 209 starts.

No other player in Jaguars history is remotely close to breaking Meester's milestone. Jimmy Smith is a distant second with 171 contests and Marcedes Lewis sits in third place with 170. Offensive guard Tyler Shatley, who suited up for 145 games in Jacksonville, was the one player who might've had a chance to break Meester's record but he became a free agent after the end of the 2023 season and remained unsigned as of this writing.

It's also worth noting that Shatley only had 51 starts whereas all the games Meester played were starts. That kind of versatility made him a mainstay of the offensive line for several years and one of the most prominent players in team history.

3. Maurice Jones- Drew, Running back - Round 2, 2006

Maurice Jones-Drew recently made headlines because he tried to debunk an aggregator account on social media but it didn't go well. During his playing days, though, he routinely got the spotlight because he was one of the best running backs in the league. MoJo began his NFL career as a chance-of-pace back behind Fred Taylor but eventually became the top option in the Jaguars' backfield.

When Jones-Drew was installed as RB1 in 2009, he tallied over 1,300 yards. His next two campaigns were equally productive, crossing the 1,300-yard mark in both of them. What makes his success even more impressive is that the Jaguars' offense pretty much revolved around him from 2009-2011. Unfortunately, the former UCLA standout suffered a steep decline in 2012 and he was gone by 2014.