Despite chatter the previous 24 hours they might have found a taker for the No. 2 pick of the NFL Draft, the Jaguars stayed put Thursday night and selected Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel.
A career left tackle in college, Joeckel is expected to move to right tackle for the Jaguars.
Kansas City led off with Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher, only the fourth offensive linemen to go first overall.
The Jaguars and Chiefs open the season Sept. 8 in Jacksonville.
Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said earlier this week he would be “surprised” if he found a deal good enough to move down from No. 2. And in the end, the Jaguars stayed put.
Three teams that want a new left tackle – Arizona, San Diego and Miami – made sense because they all started the night in the top half of the first round.
The Jaguars will lead off Friday’s second round with the No. 33 pick.