Who is Tyson Alualu? B/R Interviews the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Top Pick

June 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Jacksonville Jaguars chose California defensive lineman Tyson Alualu with the 2010 NFL Draft's 10th overall pick, fans' surprise was palpable—not only in every living room, but even at the team's draft party at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.
General manager Gene Smith must have been saying "Yes!" after snagging his targeted player, but most Jaguars fans had a different word on their lips: "Who?"
A fair question. Few draft analysts considered Alualu even a late first-rounder; most gave him a solid second round grade. Fans had months to familiarize themselves with several nationally-acclaimed prospects rumored to fit Jacksonville's draft spot, but Alualu, a soft-spoken West Coast workhorse, slipped under that radar.
Despite having shown well at the Jaguars' offseason team activities and with the Jacksonville media, Alualu is still a relative unknown among the team's fan base past his highlight reels on YouTube.
To that end, Bleacher Report's Jack Harve...

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