Are Jaguars obsessing over D-line?

April, 24, 2010
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When the Jacksonville 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 sees a team obsessing over its defensive line, and perhaps getting a little excited about some small school talent.

They have 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, No. 143 pick out of Central Arkansas, and Austen Lane, No. 153 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. I don’t see details of what they got for it yet.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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