The Jacksonville Jaguars held the eighth overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft. With the eighth pick, the Jaguars selected OT Eugene Monroe from Virginia.

In the 2008 season, the Jaguars finished 5-11 in the regular season, finishing in last place in the AFC South.

The Jaguars have selected an offensive player in the first round in five of the last seven years.
- The Jaguars acquired the 9th pick in the 3rd round (73rd overall) from the New England Patriots in exchange for the 23rd pick in the 7th round (232nd overall) and a 2nd-round pick in 2010 on April 26, 2009.

- The Jaguars traded the 8th pick in the 7th round (217th overall) and 2008 picks in the 2nd and 5th rounds to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2nd-round pick in 2008 on April 26, 2008.

- The Jaguars acquired the 23rd pick in the 7th round (232nd overall) from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for Tony McDaniel on March 19, 2009.