Browns LB D’Qwell Jackson Is a Tackling Dynamo, but Is He Versatile Enough?

May 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Said to be one of the best young and talented linebackers in the NFL after leading the league in tackles in 2008, Cleveland Browns inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson may get supplemented for not being versatile enough.
The defensive scheme that Browns Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan runs is one that looks like chaos at times,  but the reality of the defense is that it is highly orchestrated and executed.
One of the biggest keys to Ryan properly running his scheme is having the right kind of linebackers who are very versatile and can play either inside or outside.
Jackson is just an inside linebacker due to his smaller size comparing him to the "standard" of NFL inside linebackers.
This puts Jackson at a disadvantage because the Browns are loaded with linebackers that can play both inside and outside.
Scott Fujita, David Bowens, Jason Trusnik, and Chris Gocong all are capable of switching from inside and outside like it is nothing and even 2009 rookies Kaluk...

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