Forget Tim Tebow, Jacksonville Jaguars’ Draft Judged by Others’ Success

April 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jacksonville's favorite son was never going to be a Jaguar. When asked about the selection of California defensive lineman Tyson Alualu 10th overall, general manager Gene Smith was unequivocal in his defense of the pick—no matter how many tickets Tim Tebow could've sold. "We felt very strongly about Alualu at our selection," Smith told reporters in a draft weekend press conference, "and we felt very strongly about Tim." Translation? No chance. Though Tebow was drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos, who traded up to the 25th pick to get "their guy," he's a project whose value didn't match the Jaguars' top-10 pick. To judge Jacksonville's decision three or four years down the road, it'll be better to compare Alualu with any of several other 2010 rookies.Begin Slideshow

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