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First round notes and quotes

4/23/2010

Some AFC South notes and thoughts after the first round of the NFL Draft:

  • Houston defensive coordinator Frank Bush on cornerback Kareem Jackson: "We're going to put him out at the right corner and start teaching him the defense. He played for (Alabama head coach) Nick Saban, he played in a complex system. So picking up our stuff shouldn't be a real task for him but we're going to give him every opportunity to be a starter for our football team and contribute."

  • While San Diego traded up to 12 and Philadelphia traded up to 13, the Jaguars didn’t find a great trade market at No. 10. “It was a different year for whatever reason on a lot of dialog,” GM Gene Smith said. “I think if you call around the league I think that would be consistent.”

  • There is a lot of time, still, for the Colts to find a quality offensive lineman or two. Though their recent second-round record with offensive linemen -- Tony Ugoh, Mike Pollak -- isn't good.

  • As Bill Williamson pointed out, Tim Tebow's first regular season game in the NFL will be played in... Jacksonville. How much will veteran Broncos and Jaguars love the hype about a second- or third-string quarterback heading into that one?

  • Jeff Fisher said the 'door is shut' on any chance of an Albert Haynesworth return via trade from Washington after the Derrick Morgan pick at No. 16.

  • Defensive end Tyson Alualu was just the sixth Cal player drafted in the Top 10 since the common draft began in 1967. Most recent before him was defensive end Andre Carter, seventh to San Francisco in 2001.

  • Friday’s second-round picks: Houston 51st overall, Indianapolis 63rd overall.