What time will the Jaguars be on the clock in the 2024 NFL Draft?

• What time will the Jaguars be on the clock Thursday Night?
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, from left, wide receiver Christian Kirk and wide
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, from left, wide receiver Christian Kirk and wide / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA

The Jacksonville Jaguars were expected to make the playoffs last year but ultimately came up short. They entered the finale needing to beat the Tennessee Titans to qualify but couldn't take care of business. The silver lining is that the Jags got the 17th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft by virtue of being eliminated from postseason contention.

At No. 17, Jacksonville won't be able to call dibs on some of the top prospects, but they should still have ample options left. They're expected to either take a cornerback or wide receiver, but they'll be open to trading up or down if the opportunity arises.

This begs the question, when will the Jags be on the clock if they keep pick No. 17? Here's a look at some potential options.

What time will the Jaguars pick in the 1st round of the 2024 NFL Draft?

The draft will begin at 8:00 p.m. EDT, or 5:00 p.m. PDT for those living on the West Coast. The first selection will be made not long after, and every team has up to 10 minutes to make a selection on Day 1. Using that time frame, the Jacksonville Jaguars would be on the clock around the 8:50 p.m. EDT mark. However, teams don't always use all their time.

You also need to take into account that clubs often make trades, and if a deal takes place, the clock will reset. Having said that, the New England Patriots held the 17th overall pick last year and ended up making the pick around the 10:09 p.m. EDT mark. It's fair to assume that Jacksonville's pick will be around that range Thursday night.

However, it's been reported that they're extremely high on wide receiver Malik Nabers. Similarly, they've done their homework on Rome Odunze, but they'll most likely need to trade up to have a shot at landing either one.

The Chicago Bears, at No. 9, could be a potential trade partner, but the Atlanta Falcons, who hold the eighth overall selection, might also listen to offers to trade up.

If the Jags do trade up to No. 8, they will be picking around the 9:10 p.m. EDT mark. That's the time the Atlanta Falcons drafted running back Bijan Robinson last year. On the other hand, the Eagles chose defensive end Jalen Carter, one pick later, around 9:20 p.m. EDT.

If you won't have the chance to watch Day 1 unfold, it would be a good idea to tune in from 9:00 to 9:20 to see where things stand. ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network will be broadcasting the draft live. Even if the Jaguars don't trade up, you'll have an idea of how the draft is playing out. You can check in again at 10:00 p.m. EDT to see where things stand, but keep in mind that Jacksonville could also trade down.

Last year, the Jags had the 24th selection but moved back twice. First, they traded down one spot with the New York Giants. They then moved back two spots after making a deal with the Buffalo Bills.

To summarize, the Jaguars may be on the clock around 10:00 p.m. EDT (7:00 p.m. PDT) but there's a chance they'll move either up or down. If you get the chance to catch the whole round, you shouldn't pass it up. And in case you were wondering, here are all the selections Jacksonville will have at their disposal.

List of Jaguars draft picks for the 2024 NFL Draft

  • Round 1, pick 17
  • Round 2, pick 48
  • Round 3, pick 96 (compensatory)
  • Round 4, pick 114
  • Round 4, pick 116
  • Round 5, pick 153
  • Round 6, pick 212 (compensatory)
  • Round 7, pick 236

Don't forget that Round 1 takes place Thursday. Rounds 2 and 3 will be Friday and Rounds 4-7 will be on Saturday.

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