Breaking Down Muhammad Wilkerson and Why He’s Hands Down the Jets’ 2012 MVP

December 11, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Not everything has gone well for the New York Jets this season, but second-year defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has been a bright spot all season long. His performance on Sunday against the Jaguars was dominant and arguably the difference in the game. 
He recorded one sack in the effort, but his impact goes far beyond the stat sheet. Wilkerson's position as a 5-technique defensive lineman does not give him many opportunities to make "splash" plays that make the SportsCenter highlight reel, which is why Wilkerson does not get the recognition that other great defenders have received this season. 
Here is a breakdown of just how dominant Wilkerson was against the Jaguars and why he is the best player on the Jets roster (with Darrelle Revis out, of course). 
Quickness and Strength
Wilkerson is listed at 315 pounds, but he flashes the movement skills of someone 60 pounds lighter. Take a look at the move that he puts on the guard to cause Chad ...

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