Jags boost draft pick total by moving McDaniel

March, 19, 2009
3/19/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Jacksonville has a lot of holes, and not so many draft picks.

They boosted their total to seven on Thursday, trading defensive tackle Tony McDaniel to Miami for a seventh-round selection, according to ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton. It's unclear which of the Dolphins' three seventh-round picks the Jaguars are getting -- Miami has picks in the round from Cleveland and Carolina in addition to its own.

McDaniel played in 10 games, starting three for the Jaguars last season, which he finished on IR with a toe injury. He was part of a group the team hoped would effectively replace Marcus Stroud, who was traded to Buffalo. But production from the spot was not good, and John Henderson did not have a good year with Rob Meier, Derek Landri and McDaniel getting the bulk of the work.

The position ranks as one of the team's big draft needs.

The Jaguars are without their original seventh-round pick in the draft. The eighth pick of the seventh round belongs to Tampa Bay from a trade.

Jacksonville is projected by an expert in the compensatory draft pick award formula to get another seventh-round selection when compensatory picks are announced, likely next week.

A review of the Jaguars' picks before compensatory selections are awarded at the back end of the third through seventh rounds.

First round -- Eighth overall
Second round -- 39th
Third round -- 72nd overall
Also:
Seventh in the fourth round.
Eighth in the fifth round
Seventh in the sixth round.
Either the fifth, 23rd or 28th pick of the seventh round from Miami.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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