New Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley and his coaching staff decided when they took over they would evaluate all the players currently on the roster and then decide where their best fit would be going forward. Almost instantly when Bradley was hired it was speculated that former Top 10 draft pick Tyson Alualu would be moved from the defensive tackle to defensive end.
Sure enough, Alualu was moved to the strong side (five-technique) defensive end position, a position that's familiar to what he played in college at Cal.
"We just felt like in the D-line he had the most ability to play multiple positions, to give us the different looks that we want to get. So we're trying him out there, and we feel it's a good fit," Gus Bradley told the media about the position switch. "He's all in favor of it, feels like it's a better fit for him and allows us to get (Sen'Derrick Marks) on the field, too."
Alualu is making a move similar to that of Seahawks defensive lineman Red Bryant, who had somewhat of a "resurrection" with the position switch. As it stood so far, Alualu was on the fast track to being another first round bust for the Jaguars, but he now has the chance to salvage his career in a new defensive scheme.