Breaking Down Malik Jackson’s Impact on the Denver Broncos Defense

October 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Malik Jackson wasn't a hot commodity in the 2012 NFL draft, and he didn't do anything for the Denver Broncos in 2012. However, it's been a different story in 2013.

Jackson has 3.5 sacks for the Broncos, with three coming in the last two games. Against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6, Jackson accumulated two sacks and a tackle for loss on three consecutive plays, sparking a defense in desperate need of help.

The fifth-round pick out of Tennessee also picked up a sack in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, halting a second-quarter drive and playing a role in Denver's win. He has consistently pressured quarterbacks often this year, and he is finally getting results.

And when he gets results, the team gets results.

A team that was in desperate need of a pass rush was sparked by an unexpected source. Jackson was expected to pick up some tackles and maybe a sack or two as a backup defensive lineman, but he has surpassed all expectations and has worked his wa...

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