Draft dish: Top 5 reaches of the 2010 NFL draft

The top five reaches in this year’s draft:

1. Tim Tebow, QB, Broncos (Round 1, Pick 25 overall). He is a long way from being an NFL quarterback and unlikely to ever develop into a good passer.

2. Tyson Alualu, DT, Jaguars (Round 1, Pick 10). He is an excellent athlete but is a tackle/end ‘tweener in a 4-3 scheme, so he has no clear home in the Jaguars’ defense.

3. T.J. Ward, S, Browns (Round 2, Pick 38). He is tough and delivers hard hits, but he is a liability in coverage and could struggle to become an every-down player.

4. Javier Arenas, CB, Chiefs (Round 2, Pick 50). He is a good nickel back and return man, but you should be able to get a starter with a second-round pick.

5. Carlos Dunlap, DE, Bengals (Round 2, Pick 54). For pure physical talent, this is a good pick. However, his on-field production was that of a sixth- or seventh-rounder. Plus, he’s a character risk.

Former NFL scout Russ Lande evaluates college players for Sporting News’ Pro Football War Room and GM Jr. Scouting LLC.

The top five reaches in this year’s draft:

1. Tim Tebow, QB, Broncos (Round 1, Pick 25 overall). He is a long way from being an NFL quarterback and unlikely to ever develop into a good passer.

2. Tyson Alualu, DT, Jaguars (Round 1, Pick 10). He is an excellent athlete but is a tackle/end ‘tweener in a 4-3 scheme, so he has no clear home in the Jaguars’ defense.

3. T.J. Ward, S, Browns (Round 2, Pick 38). He is tough and delivers hard hits, but he is a liability in coverage and could struggle to become an every-down player.

4. Javier Arenas, CB, Chiefs (Round 2, Pick 50). He is a good nickel back and return man, but you should be able to get a starter with a second-round pick.

5. Carlos Dunlap, DE, Bengals (Round 2, Pick 54). For pure physical talent, this is a good pick. However, his on-field production was that of a sixth- or seventh-rounder. Plus, he’s a character risk.

Former NFL scout Russ Lande evaluates college players for Sporting News’ Pro Football War Room and GM Jr. Scouting LLC.

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