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2010 NFL Draft - Jacksonville Jaguars
Louisiana Tech DT D'Anthony Smith
Louisiana Tech DT D'Anthony Smith
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Posted Apr 24, 2010


Jacksonville Jaguars - AFC South, 2010 Draft Selections & Prospects


Jacksonville Jaguars

2010 NFL Draft Analysis
1st Round (1-16) | 31st Round (17-32) | 2nd Round | 3rd Round
4th Round | 5th Round | 6th Round | 7th Round | Top Free Agents

- CFN 2010 Draft Central
- 10 Biggest Reaches

2010 NFL Draft Team Analysis - AFC
EAST Buffalo | Miami
New England | NY Jets

WEST Denver | Kansas City
 Oakland | San Diego

NORTH Balt. | Cincinnati  Cleveland | Pittsburgh

SOUTH Houston | Indy
Jacksonville | Tenn.

2010 NFL Draft Team Analysis - NFC
EAST Dallas | NY Giants
Philadelphia | Wash.

WEST Arizona | San Fran.
Seattle | St. Louis

NORTH Chicago | Detroit
Green Bay | Minnesota

SOUTH Atlanta | Carolina
New Orleans | Tampa Bay

First Round
Tyson Alualu, DT California 6-3, 295 (DE)
Overall Pick No. 10 CFN Overall Ranking: 29

And here’s your first big-time reach in the draft. A great player, a great athlete, and a potentially disruptive interior playmaker as either a quick tackle or a big end, he’ll be a terrific player for a Jaguar team that needs to be better up front, but he was taken at least 15 teams too early.

Unblockable at times, he’s too quick for most lumbering linemen and he showed off his athleticism with a dominant week at the Senior Bowl. He’s not a load and he’s not going to be anyone’s anchor, but he’s an ideal 3-4 end and could be more than fine as a 4-3 one-gap tackle. Very smart with tremendous character and work-ethic, he’s always working and brings it on every play. While he needs to get stronger and is a bit too much of a tweener, he’ll be the type of player everyone loves because of his coachability and versatility.
CFN Projection: Second Round

Third Round 
D’Anthony Smith, DT Louisiana Tech 6-2, 304
Overall Pick 74 CFN Overall Ranking: 91

Apparently the Jaguars feel they need defensive tackles and they feel they need to generate pressure form the defensive interior. Smith might not be the athlete that Tyson Alualu is, but he’s great prospect if he wants to try.

A big body with good all-around skills, he’ll come cheap compared to several other tackle prospects and he’ll be a great value. He’s quick into the backfield and can be used either as a 3-4 end or a 4-3 tackle and be just as effective. While he got by because he was bigger and more athletic than everyone else, he’s not going to be able to overpower anyone at the next level and he’s not functionally strong enough to hold up too well against NFL double teams. Can he show the motor and want-to needed to be great? If he kicks it in, there’s excellent upside.
CFN Projection: Third Round 

Fifth Round 
Larry Hart, OLB/DE Central Arkansas 6-2, 257 (DE)
Overall Pick 143 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

In Jacksonville’s eternal search for a defensive end who can play, the pass rushing prospect might be small, but he can move. He was good at the lower level, but is he going to make up for missing on Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves in past drafts? Nope.

A true tweener, he’s too small to be an NFL defensive end and he’s not quite athletic enough to be a top outside linebacker, but he can move and he could be a terror of a pass rusher if all he has to do is go from Point A to Point B. He’s not going to come up with any moves, but he’s a decent enough raw prospect to develop.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

Fifth Round  (from Tampa Bay from New England)
Austen Lane, DE Murray State 6-6, 276
Overall Pick 153 CFN Overall Ranking: 209

The Jaguars continue to try to fill the holes up front after blowing tons of money on pass rushing prospects over the years. Lane isn’t all that fast but he’s a very big, very promising prospect who should be a better pick than Hall Davis, an earlier pick in the round.

A small school dominator who needed a great Combine to generate a buzz, and he didn’t come up with one running a pedestrian 4.83 40 and came up with a mere 20 reps on the bench. Quicker on the field than he was in workouts, he has a decent combination of skills to go along with his size, and he’s a worker who’ll try to get much better. However, he got shoved around too much at the lower level and he needs to be coached up to show he can play in the NFL. Not necessarily a rock against the run, he’ll be eliminated by any blocker with strength.
CFN Projection: Seventh Round

Sixth Round 
Deji Karim, RB Southern Illinois 5-9, 210
Overall Pick 180 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A hot sleeper prospect going into the offseason he was mediocre in workouts and didn’t show enough in the all-star games. He’s not big and he’s not a blazer, but he works his tail off and will do whatever it takes to make a roster. He’s no threat to MJD, though.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

Sixth Round 
Scotty McGee, CB James Madison 5-8, 184
Overall Pick 203 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

While he’ll be tried out as a corner, his money will be made as a return specialist. Small but very, very quick, he could be tried out in nickel and dime packages, but if he doesn’t show anything as a returner, he won’t make the roster.
CFN Projection: Free Agent