With just 76 days until kickoff, let’s talk about Luke Joeckel and some of the biggest draft busts for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Who is the biggest draft bust in Jaguars history?
The Jaguars have had a decade of abysmal draft classes. There have been several diamonds in the rough recently — Jalen Ramsey will be a star, Cecil Shorts and Brandon Linder in the middle rounds were good value, Telvin Smith in the fifth round looks like a great pick — but for the most part the Jaguars have been doomed since picking Derrick Harvey with the eighth overall pick in 2008.
And Tom Coughlin wasn’t immune either. R. Jay Soward was an awful pick and that entire 1999 class before him was underwhelming.
Our question to you today — who is the biggest draft bust in Jaguars history? Feel free to go back as far as you want. Despite being picked later in the first round, Soward’s production is only a fraction of what Justin Blackmon gave us. Or more recently, we knew Blaine Gabbert was bad almost immediately and then had to sit through three seasons of him. Joeckel, the No. 2 overall pick in 2013, didn’t even show enough to warrant a second contract and was moved to guard when he showed he couldn’t cut it at tackle.
Let us know your thoughts on who you think the biggest Jaguars draft bust is in the comments below!