In a move that surprised everyone but Gene Smith and seemingly Mike Mayock on NFL Network, the Jacksonville Jaguars used their 10th overall selection on defensive tackle Tyson Alualu from California. First and foremost, I'm just as shocked as anyone else with this selection. Frankly, I don't get it.
In a move I doubt any expected, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected defensive tackle Tyson Alualu with the 10th overall pick. The biggest surprise with this selection was the fact that quarterback Jimmy Clausen was on the board, as well as defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul, Derrick Morgan, Brandon Graham, defensive tackle Dan Williams, and safety Earl Thomas.
As far as the player, Tyson Alualu, I like him. At the 10th pick however, I have a hard time believing this is the best available player. I understand none of us know Gene Smith's draft board, it's just utterly shocking. As the picks last year with Derek Cox and Terrance Knighton were shocking, they worked out. I am inclined to give Gene Smith the benefit of the doubt.
The other surprising thing about this selection, is the fact that Tyson Alualu is considered by many as a 3-4 defensive end. He played defensive end and defensive tackle at Cal in the Pac-10. Most had him slated in the top of the 2nd round.
Click here for the MockingTheDraft.com scouting report of Tyson Alualu.