Making his mark

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Tyson Alualu is one of 32 defensive tackles selected in the first round of the NFL draft in the past 10 years (2002-11). Alualu, the 10th overall pick in 2010, is one of only four tackles to start all 32 games in the first two seasons, joining Dewayne Robertson (2003), Tommie Harris (2004) and Haloti Ngata (2006).

Alualu was one of four defensive tackles selected in the first round of the 2010 draft, joining Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy and Dan Williams. He was the fourth defensive tackle drafted in the first round by the Jaguars in franchise history and first since John Henderson in 2002.

Only two tackles selected in the first round the last 10 years have produced double-digit sacks in their first two seasons, Suh and Henderson, and Alualu's six sacks are the seventh-most among the group in the first two seasons.

DEFENSIVE TACKLES SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND FROM 2002-11 (32 TOTAL)

1st TWO YEARS

PLAYER

TEAM

YEAR (PICK)

GP/GS

SACKS

CAREER SACKS

Ryan Sims

KC

2002 (6th)

22/18

3.0

8.5

John Henderson

JAX

2002 (9th)

32/29

10.0

29.0

Wendell Bryant

ARI

2002 (12th)

26/9

1.5

1.5

Albert Haynesworth

TEN

2002 (15TH)

28/14

3.5

30.5

Dewayne Robertson

NYJ

2003 (4th)

32/32

4.5

16.0

Johnathan Sullivan

NO

2003 (6th)

21/16

1.5

1.5

Jimmy Kennedy

STL

2003 (12th)

22/5

0.0

8.5

William Joseph

NYG

2003 (25th)

29/4

3.0

7.0

Tommie Harris

CHI

2004 (14th)

32/32

6.5

31.5

Vince Wilfork

NE

2004 (21st)

32/22

2.5

13.0

Marcus Tubbs

SEA

2004 (23rd)

24/15

6.5

7.0

Travis Johnson

HOU

2005 (16th)

24/11

1.0

3.0

Mike Patterson

PHI

2005 (31st)

32/23

5.0

15.5

Haloti Ngata

BAL

2006 (12th)

32/32

4.0

17.0

Brodrick Bunkley

PHI

2006 (14th)

30/15

3.0

6.0

John McCargo

BUF

2006 (26th)

21/0

2.5

2.5

Amobi Okoye

HOU

2007 (10th)

30/26

6.5

15.0

Adam Carriker

STL

2007 (13th)

31/25

2.0

9.0

Justin Harrell

GB

2007 (16th)

13/2

0.0

0.0

Glenn Dorsey

KC

2008 (5th)

31/30

2.0

4.0

Sedrick Ellis

NO

2008 (7th)

23/23

6.0

12.5

B.J. Raji

GB

2009 (9th)

30/17

7.5

10.5

Peria Jerry

ATL

2009 (24th)

18/2

2.0

2.0

Ziggy Hood

PIT

2009 (32nd)

32/9

4.0

5.5

Ndamukong Suh

DET

2010 (2nd)

30/30

14.0

14.0

Gerald McCoy

TB

2010 (3rd)

19/19

4.0

4.0

Tyson Alualu

JAX

2010 (10th)

32/32

6.0

6.0

Dan Williams

ARI

2010 (26th)

25/10

0.0

0.0

Marcell Dareus*

BUF

2011 (3rd)

16/15

5.5

5.5

Nick Fairley*

DET

2011 (13th)

10/0

1.0

1.0

Phillip Taylor*

CLE

2011 (23rd)

16/16

4.0

4.0

Muhammad Wilkerson*

NYJ

2011 (30th)

16/16

3.0

3.0

*Indicates players with only one NFL season

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