CJ Spiller: The Jaguars' only hope to trade down in the 2010 NFL Draft

In case it hasn't become absolutely clear, Jimmy Clausen will be well gone by the time the Jaguars make their selection at number ten. Jimmy Clausen is this year's Mark Sanchez, that is to say, he's the flashy young junior who had an impressive pro-day. Clausen is a lock to be the second QB taken. His impressive pro-day indicates his fate will be similar to that of his predecessor, likely he'll be selected in the top 5, and he definitely won't get past the Browns at with the 7th pick.

You may be asking yourself, "Well then, what hope do we have to trade down?" Fear not, because what Sanchez did for rookie QB's, Chris Johnson has done for speedy scat-backs. Click below to see why a team will come up to grab CJ Spiller at the dime-spot, and subsequently drop their second-rounder into Gene's very capable hands...

Spiller is 5'11" and weighs 195 lbs. Johnson is 5'11" and weighs 200lbs. Both had the fastest 40 times at their respective combines, and both made up a majority of the offense for their team last season.

CJ Spiller is a do it all back who carried the offense at Clemson. He carried Clemson on his shoulders, and does everything you could want a RB to do. He's speedy, elusive, and hard to bring down. He can catch out of the backfield as well as anyone in the country and showed it the last two seasons. Between his Junior and Senior years, Spiller caught 70 passes for just under 1,000 yards. His Senior year he carried the ball 216 times for a whopping 1212 yards and 12 TD's.

Making that feat all the more impressive was that Clemson's schedule was far from easy last year, as it had them facing opponents like GA Tech, Miami, BC, FSU, VA, and S. Carolina. Putting up numbers against defenses like those and having such a fast time in the forty will likely vault Spiller higher on people's draft boards than Johnson even was. There's a good chance then that even though Clausen will be long gone by the tenth selection, the Jaguars will still be able to wheel and deal, and Spiller will make fantastic bait.

-Collin Streetman

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