Saturday, April 24, 2010
Are Jags obsessing over D-line?
By Paul Kuharsky
When the Jaguars went off the map in the first round, I defended them.
But through four picks, a critical eye without anything close to a full read on their recent picks see a team obsessing over its defensive line, and perhaps getting a little excited about some small school talent.
They’ve gone defensive tackle, defensive tackle, defensive end and defensive end with their first four picks. They didn’t have a second rounder and traded their fourth for Kirk Morrison.
The fifth-round ends are Larry Hart, 143rd out of Central Arkansas, and Austin Lane, 153rd out of Murray State. Hart may be a linebacker for the Jaguars. If so, they’ve spread out a bit more.
PFW says Hart, who wasn’t at the combine, is a productive leverage rusher and that Lane is a lanky finesse rusher.
The Jaguars are now fully stocked at end. They already have Aaron Kampman, Derrick Harvey, Reggie Hayward.
Jacksonville just traded their third fifth-rounder, No. 158, to New Orleans. In exchange they got New Orleans' fourth-rounder in 2011.