Rookie Review: Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars: Team Needs Rookie Review On The Clock Insider Podcast

2010 NFL Draft Class–

(1-10) Tyson Alualu, DT, California: While many questioned taking the Honolulu native with a top-10 pick, Jacksonville GM Gene Smith got the last laugh as his prized selection came through with flying colors. Alualu’s persistence in fighting through blocks was a key component in helping the rookie collapse the pocket…even against double teams. The controversial first-round pick was also very adept at reading his pre-snap keys. In addition, the lineman’s versatility in playing the three, five or even zero technique was a big plus. His ability to disengage from blockers still needs to improve. Grade: A-

(3-74) D’Anthony Smith, DT, Louisiana Tech: An Achilles tear in training camp deprived the Jaguars of the services of a versatile defender who’s very quick out of his stance

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