Saturday, April 24, 2010
Jags exec: Draft was for D-line
By Paul Kuharsky
The Jaguars never planned on doing much offensively in the draft, according to director of player personnel Terry McDonough. That means they are really counting on a couple of last year’s crop of three receivers to blossom.
“I have the same feeling about this draft as I did about last year’s draft after the draft,” he said. “Obviously our defense we needed to get, up front, a lot more athletic, a lot more explosive. It’s no secret that last year we had 14 sacks, which was a league-low in the NFL, and we’re going to try to correct that. We took two very explosive defensive tackles with our first two picks, and then we followed it up with two defensive ends after that…
“Offensively coming into this draft we were pretty much set, maybe there were one or two positions. But defensively we knew up front on the defensive line we needed to get a lot of people that can really run and can get after the quarterback, so we feel like we did that.”
Jacksonville's drafted running back Deji Karim and kick returner Scotty McGee in the sixth round.