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Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

The 2021 NFL draft is approaching and the Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock. For the first time in the team’s short history, the Jags own the league’s first overall pick in the selection process.

It is the consensus of most that Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence will be this year’s number one pick and will take over at quarterback in Jacksonville. If the Jaguars in fact draft Lawrence he will either become an instant starter or prepare to be behind veteran Gardner Minshew if the latter is brought back again by new head coach Urban Meyer.

It remains to be seen if Jacksonville hits a home run with their number one pick but their track record for first-round selections is poor. Who has been their best first-round pick in history? Let’s go a step further and pose the question, “who has been every team’s best football player in history chosen in the first round? I will provide you with whom I think all 32 team’s best first-round pick has been and there are some extremely difficult choices.

I’ll give my choices team-by-team and do so alphabetically. The list begins with the Atlanta Falcons and ends with the Washington Redskins, now known as The Washington Football Team.

Harv Aronson

Harv Aronson

Harv currently writes for Abstract Sports, the Sports History Network, and the magazine Gridiron Greats. Harv wrote the published book "Pro Football's Most Passionate Fans" and as a professional writer has had articles published in an array of sports publications.

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