It's not as though the Jaguars needed a safety; far from it. North Carolina's Gerald Sensabaugh was just too good to pass up.
The Jaguars made Sensabaugh, 6-0, 210, their fifth-round pick, based mainly on the athletic ability he displayed at the scouting combine. Sensabaugh ran a 4.5 40 and vertical-jumped an eye-popping 46 inches.
"He was just rated higher than the next guy," Jaguars personnel director James Harris said of Sensabaugh, whose selection was not a case of need meeting best available athlete. The Jaguars' first four picks of the draft clearly addressed need.
Sensabaugh transferred to North Carolina after East Tennessee dropped football. He became a starter immediately and was later named a team captain.
"We think he has great athletic ability. He's productive. He's physical," Harris said.