That started to change when Alualu played in the Senior Bowl.
"They couldn't block him in the game or the practices, and people started liking him a little more, and he goes to the combine, and his numbers were outstanding," McDonough said. "So he's great on tape. He's great at the Senior Bowl, and he's great at the combine."
By then, McDonough, who didn't visit Cal during the season, was giving Alualu an in-depth look.
"I called up Gene [Smith, Jaguars general manager] and said, 'Gene, this guy is a first-rounder,' " McDonough said.
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I believe Gene and Crew may have found a Gem.