Top 10 All Time Jags Draft Busts

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NFL draft day hasn't been too kind to the Jacksonville Jaguars over the last decade. Here are a few Jags selections taken before NFL stars Aaron Rodgers, Frank Gore, JJ Watt and Troy Polamalu. Today, here's a list of the top 10 all time Jags draft busts.

10.  Bryan Anger,28088/

Bryan Anger was selected 70th overall in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Anger was the first punter drafted by the Jags since 2007, and was also the highest drafted punter since 1995.

While Anger received high praise as a kicker and averaged 7th overall in 2012 and 2013, most Jags fans and football outsiders still can't understand the high pick. The Jags had so many other choices: Nick Foles, Alfred Morris, Blair Walsh, and future Super Bowl winner, Russell Wilson.

Selected before: Russell Wilson, Nick Foles, Alfred Morris

9.  Byron Leftwich
In 2003, Byron Leftwich was drafted as a quarterback to the Jags 7th overall in the draft. Leftwich started 44 games for the Jags, holding a record of 24-20. He also threw for over 10,000 yards and racked up close to 60 touchdowns.
While Leftwich was by no means a "terrible" QB, he was a bust insofar as he wasn't worth a 7th overall pick. Moreover, for the investment the Jags out in, Leftwich never really materialized or reached his full potential. He was cut from the team in 2007 with the introduction of David Garrard.

Selected before: Terrell Suggs, Troy Polamalu, Anquan Boldin

8.  Eben Britton

Eben Britton was drafted 39th overall in the second round of the 2009 Draft. Britton was considered one of the best players to draft and many people were surprised he took so long to get picked. Britton started strong, playing the right side next to Eugene Monroe. Britton would start 15 games in his first year.

Unfortunately, Britton then begin to be riddled by injury after injury, resulting in only 15 more games total over 3 years. Because of this,the Jags decided to release him in 2012. He was picked up by the Chicago Bears but has yet to play a game.

Selected before: LeSean McCoy, Mike Wallace

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