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Friday, May 2, 2008

Quentin Groves: Draft Pick Video & Jags' Director of Scouting comments > News > Smith confident in draft: "In round two, the Jaguars moved up six spots and selected defensive end Quentin Groves (pictured). The Jags traded with Tampa and moved one spot ahead of the Steelers, who the Jags thought were interested in Groves.
“I was at the Auburn workout and Pittsburgh had their staff there. That was a coveted player for them. We knew that was one of the teams we had to get up in front of,” Smith said.
The Titans had the pick after the Steelers and the Titans selected defensive end Jason Jones of Eastern Michigan.
“You have a chance to address your ability to pressure the quarterback,” Smith said. “Any time you can get an every-downs defensive end you get value. The two of them (Harvey and Groves) can put the quarterback under duress. We feel we got two young defensive ends that can help provide pressure on the quarterback in the future.”
As a top 10 pick whose strength is his premier pass-rush ability, Harvey would logically be expected to play right defensive end, the premier pass-rush position. Groves, however, is a pass-rush specialist who would logically be more of a liability against the run on the left side, which means Harvey may have to play left end to make room for Groves on the right side.
“We thought (Harvey) could play left or right defensive end. I think the way it’s worked out, he’d be best-suited on the left side and Groves on the right side,” Smith said."

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