|By Tony Moss, NFL Editor|
|Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Below we take a look at the 2010 draft selections of the Jacksonville Jaguars, highlighting the ramifications of their two-day haul and assigning grades for their efforts.|
1 - Tyson Alualu, DT, California (6-2, 295);
3 - D'Anthony Smith, DT, Louisiana Tech (6-2, 304);
5 - Larry Hart, DE/OLB, Central Arkansas (6-0, 246);
5 - Austen Lane, DE, Murray State (6-6, 276);
6 - Deji Karim, RB, Southern Illinois (5-9, 210);
6 - Scotty McGee, KR/CB, James Madison (5-8, 184)
Analysis: The first truly head-scratching moment of the first-round came at No. 10, when the Jaguars took a player that most had projected as a second-rounder at best. Alualu might help on the field, but he won't sell season tickets. When they finally picked again, the Jags took yet another DT, perhaps another signal that John Henderson's days in Jax are numbered. The Jags dealt their fourth- rounder to the Raiders for middle linebacker Kirk Morrison, whom Oakland deemed expendable once they selected Rolando McClain in the first. Hart was a productive player at the FCS level but will have to adapt to the outside linebacker role in the NFL, and the similar-pedigreed Lane was a solid pass rusher for a bad team playing at the same level. The run on FCS talent continued with the undersized Karim, who could develop as a third option behind Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings. McGee, who is too small to play corner but is a quality kick returner, was the Jags' fourth-straight FCS pick.
Bottom Line: You can't discount the small-college players just because they weren't playing on national TV every week, but you can question when exactly the Jaguars are going to be able to get these guys on the field.