Defensive tackle Malik Jackson has been getting off blocks quicker, filling gaps with penetration and applying consistent interior pass rush pressure for the past month. He’s had at least one sack in three consecutive games. For the season Jackson has eight sacks, which includes 6 1/2 sacks over the last eight games. In last week’s 45-7 victory against the Houston Texans, Jackson had a sack and forced a fumble. The previous week he had three tackles and a sack against the Seattle Seahawks. He is obviously elated about earning his first Pro Bowl selection, but also forthcoming about his season having some low points, too. Jackson said he got a reality check on Oct. 28 when the Jaguars pulled off a blockbuster trade to acquire defensive tackle Marcell Dareus from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a 2018 sixth-round pick.
Malik Jackson has turned up his play since Marcel Dareus’ arrival
Jacksonville Times-Union | Dec 22