Ranking Jaguars biggest NFL Draft gems of the last decade

• The Jags have found a handful of draft gems in recent years. Here are the five best of the last decade.

Dec 23, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) runs
Dec 23, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) runs / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Dede Westbrook, receiver - Round 4, pick 110, 2017

The Jaguars had success finding receivers in the later rounds of the draft. The downside is that most of them flashed but eventually disappeared. Of the bunch, Dede Westbrook might've been the best. A fourth-round pick in 2017, Westbrook got minimal playing time as a rookie but saw his workload increase in his sophomore campaign, hauling in 66 receptions for 717 yards and five touchdowns.

For a hot minute, it looked like Westbrook had a shot at becoming a solid WR3 in Jacksonville. In 2019, he once again caught 66 receptions but he wasn't nearly as productive under offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, averaging 10.0 yards per reception. Things didn't get any better the following year.

Westbrook suffered a shoulder injury in training camp and got bumped down the depth chart. He was a healthy scratch to start the 2020 season and was eventually placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL. When his rookie deal expired, the former Oklahoma standout followed wide receiver coach Keenan McCardell to the Minnesota Vikings but went on to have an unremarkable year, catching 10 receptions for just 68 yards.

Since the end of 2021, Westbrook hasn't played in a regular season, and it's hard to see him latching onto a team any time soon. Having said that, he came through when the Jags needed him, and it's fair to wonder how his stint in Jacksonville would've turned out if he had stayed healthy. For the time being, he gets recognition as one of their best findings in the later rounds of the draft.