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Jags pull the first stunner with Alualu

Posted on: April 22, 2010 8:54 pm
 
The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled the first stunner of the 2010 draft with the selection of California's Tyson Alualu with the tenth pick of the draft.

The Cal defender had been earning some late buzz in the weeks preceding the draft and I listed him as a player who could be a surprise first rounder. I'd even spoken to his agent, who, not surprisingly, expected Alualu to make the first round, though I don't know he anticipated that it would come this early.

Unlike many of Jacksonville's other high round gambles on defensive linemen, Alualu isn't particularly blessed with elite athleticism or upside. He might be the safest defensive lineman in this draft not named Ndamukong Suh. He played outside at defensive end in Cal's 3-4 scheme, but will likely be asked to move inside at defensive tackle for the Jaguars.

Despite the perception that he's a reach, he'll prove to be an immediate starter and I have no doubt enjoy a long and productive career.
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Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2010 12:06 am
 

Jags pull the first stunner with Alualu

as a jaguar fan , this pick stunned me , but i trust in GM gene smith who had argubly the best draft last season in his first year of picking players . he's done his home work and watched hours apon hours of game tapes on many players, they fell in love with this pick and had him high on their value board . they also knew another team had him targeted " cowboys " and have been monitoring their every moves , without letting it slip that they also wanted this player . this is not the shack harris who brought in years and years of bust to this team , gene smith set this team up good with a league high 13 rookies making the roster and a few of them becoming starters throughout the whole season . and they still almost were playoff contenders up til the last couple weeks of the season . to say alualu is not athletic shows you have no idea what your talking about and he also played DT thru high school and thru his college career up until last season . the guy is explosive and storms right past double teams and i even watched him storm thru a triple team to smack a pass down . theres only one way to find out how he will do in the NFL and thats to wait for the season to begin . this also brings up trades for john henderson who can bring the team more picks .



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2010 12:05 am
 

Jags pull the first stunner with Alualu

as a jaguar fan , this pick stunned me , but i trust in GM gene smith who had argubly the best draft last season in his first year of picking players . he's done his home work and watched hours apon hours of game tapes on many players, they fell in love with this pick and had him high on their value board . they also knew another team had him targeted " cowboys " and have been monitoring their every moves , without letting it slip that they also wanted this player . this is not the shack harris who brought in years and years of bust to this team , gene smith set this team up good with a league high 13 rookies making the roster and a few of them becoming starters throughout the whole season . and they still almost were playoff contenders up til the last couple weeks of the season . to say alualu is not athletic shows you have no idea what your talking about and he also played DT thru high school and thru his college career up until last season . the guy is explosive and storms right past double teams and i even watched him storm thru a triple team to smack a pass down . theres only one way to find out how he will do in the NFL and thats to wait for the season to begin . this also brings up trades for john henderson who can bring the team more picks .


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