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RTC: Move helps Tyson Alualu flourish

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It took a while, but the move from defensive tackle to defensive end is finally starting to pay off for Tyson Alualu this season.

The Florida Times-Union's Hays Carlyon writes that Alualu has been one of the reasons the Jaguars' rush defense has gone from giving up 161.8 yards per game in the first eight games to allowing 72.8 yards per game in the last five games.

"Getting repetitions and being in games you start to get more and more comfortable with the scheme," said Alualu, whom the Jaguars selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 draft. "I'm understanding my job and trying to do it to the best of my ability. That understanding has helped me play faster."

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

It's not easy being a practice-squad player, writes the T-U's Ryan O'Halloran.

The Jaguars currently own the No. 6 pick in the 2014 draft.

NFL.com's Gil Brandt breaks down the upcoming quarterback class and lists the Jaguars among the teams that must draft one.

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: a scouting report on the Buffalo Bills, the Jaguars come in at No. 29 in the ESPN.com Power Rankings; if Maurice-Jones Drew (hamstring) is unable to play Sunday, the Jaguars will miss his running and pass blocking; rookie receiver Ace Sanders has done a good job of handling multiple roles.