Malik Jackson DL DEN 8 Months1 Comment

Broncos DL Malik Jackson finished the regular season as Denver's team leader in tackles for loss (11) and QB hurries (15).

A favorite of Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris coming out of Tennessee as a 2012 fifth-round pick, Jackson has flourished as a versatile tackle-end, earning a starting job. "I think he has improved tremendously," coach John Fox said. "He and (rookie DT) Sylvester Williams have both improved a lot." Despite limited snaps, Jackson graded out as a top-12 defensive tackle in Pro Football Focus' regular season ratings, racking up 42 tackles and six sacks.

Malik Jackson DL DEN Aug 10 '13

Broncos DC Jack Del Rio singled out second-year DL Malik Jackson as a player that impressed him in Thursday's preseason opener.

"I thought he really stood out," Del Rio said. "Malik is having a good camp and quietly making a move himself." Jackson, last year's fifth-rounder, has been rotating in with the first-team defense recently. He played just 123 defensive snaps as a rookie, and we wouldn't expect that to rise dramatically in 2013.

Malik Jackson DL DEN Aug 28 '12

According to the Denver Post, Broncos fifth-round DL Malik Jackson has "consistently stood out."

Jackson has three tackles, a sack and forced fumble through three preseason games, and is capable of playing both end and tackle. A mountainous 6-foot-6, 284 pounds, Jackson was billed as a high-motor player coming out of Tennessee, and could see heavy snaps as a rookie.

Malik Jackson DL DEN May 18 '12

Broncos signed fifth-round DL Malik Jackson to a four-year contract.

Viewed as a "tweener" because he goes 6-foot-6, 284 and isn't necessarily a tackle or end, Jackson should find a home in defensive tackle-needy Denver. He rushes with a relentless motor, and has extensive run-stopping experience after playing out of position at "zero technique" nose tackle at Tennessee.