With the 10th pick in the 2010 NFL draft, the Jaguars select...
California DT Tyson Alualu
It’s a position of need, sure, but the player they chose is mostly unknown to East Coast eyes: Tyson Alualu, who played defensive end at Cal in a 3-4 but who will most likely play tackle in a 4-3 scheme.
Alualu isn’t close to the physical freakshow you get with Suh at this position, but he is very talented, extremely hard-working, and most importantly can flex between schemes and different positions on the line for the Jaguars. More importantly for Jaguars fans, their hearts can start beating again after they dodged the “Draft-Tebow-For-Ticket-Sales” pick in the first round.
Not a flashy pick, but certainly not a reach like the grab the Raiders made for Rolando McClain.