D’Qwell Jackson and the Most Underrated Players on Cleveland Browns’ Roster

August 29, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

D'Qwell Jackson started off 2012 with a contract extension that made him one of the highest paid linebackers in the NFL. Next up, his fellow players voted him onto the "Top 100 players for 2012 list" on the NFL Network.
Even with the recognition from his employer and his peers, most NFL fans don't know that D'Qwell Jackson is one of the best linebackers in the NFL.
One of the main reasons D'Qwell is so under the radar is that the Cleveland Browns haven't been that good.
Another reason: his injuries have cost him. The majority of his two seasons prior to 2011 Jackson ended up on the injured reserve list.
Despite suffering injuries that would have derailed most players' careers, D'Qwell bounced back with an incredible 2011 to lead a Browns defense that ranked in the top 10 in points and yards allowed.
Individually, Jackson put up stats that normally would have put a player in the Pro Bowl.
The 2011 stats speak for themselves: 116 solo tackles, 3.5 sacks, one...

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