The whistle sounded at 4:02 p.m. Sunday, and for the second consecutive season, the news became official.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will pick first in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The reason: Detroit rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers 37-30 on D'Andre Swift's touchdown run inside the final two minutes, soon followed by C.J. Moore's interception on Jordan Love.
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That means Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his front office and coaching staff — whoever they may be by the time the opening round arrives on April 28 — will once again get the first choice at the most-coveted prospects arriving from the college ranks.
Assuming they retain the draft spot, the Jaguars would become only the sixth team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to pick No. 1 overall in two consecutive drafts. The previous examples also included one expansion team (the 1976-77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and a reconstituted team (the 1999-00 Cleveland Browns).
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Here are the teams to hold No. 1 draft selections in consecutive years.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1976-77
No. 1 draft selection, 1976: DE Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma
No. 1 draft selection, 1977: RB Ricky Bell, USC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1986-87
No. 1 draft selection, 1986: RB Bo Jackson, Auburn
No. 1 draft selection, 1987: QB Vinny Testaverde, Miami
Cincinnati Bengals, 1994-95
No. 1 draft selection, 1994: DT Dan Wilkinson, Ohio State
No. 1 draft selection, 1995: RB Ki-Jana Carter, Penn State
Cleveland Browns, 1999-2000
No. 1 draft selection, 1999: QB Tim Couch, Kentucky
No. 1 draft selection, 2000: DE Courtney Brown, Penn State
Cleveland Browns, 2017-18
No. 1 draft selection, 2017: DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
No. 1 draft selection, 2018: QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
Jacksonville Jaguars, 2021-22
No. 1 draft selection, 2021: QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
No. 1 draft selection, 2022: To be announced
Clayton Freeman covers high school sports and more for the Florida Times-Union. Follow him on Twitter at @CFreemanJAX.
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