NFL Draft Grades 2010: Jacksonville Jaguars Judged on Moves Missed, Made

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NFL Draft Grades 2010: Jacksonville Jaguars Judged on Moves Missed, Made

Coming into the draft's first day, Jacksonville general manager Gene Smith had six picks to keep building the roster he took over in 2009.

After the dust settled Saturday, the Jaguars emerged with six rookies, a five-year veteran and an extra pick in the 2011 draft—and plenty of second-guessing from draft analysts and Jacksonville fans.

Smith's savvy swap of a fourth-rounder for super-productive linebacker Kirk Morrison wasn't enough for the likes of Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, who accused the Jaguars of "reaching" for defensive lineman Tyson Alualu in the first round.

His move to deal this year's late fifth-rounder for a higher pick next year wasn't enough for local sports fanatics, who were furious when Jacksonville passed on Florida legend Tim Tebow with that same first round pick.

The Jaguars' draft wasn't perfect, of course. Where several picks seemed to fall perfectly into place last year, Jacksonville missed out on several targeted prospects in this class and couldn't swing a few key trades that were in play.

Still, Smith's second draft was much better than the grades it'll get from Kiper, McShay, and the second-hand scouting public.

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