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2015 NFL DRAFT

Malik Jackson, DE

School: Tennessee  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Northridge, CA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 284 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
210186-7
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 5/137 -- Malik Jackson, DE, 6-6, 285, Tennessee...Jackson was an All-SEC first-team pick last year at Tennessee, but is expected to move to defensive end in Jack Del Rio's 4-3 alignment while providing depth at the under tackle position. He'll likely settle in as a backup to Robert Ayers. - The Sports Xchange

03/17/2012 - Tennessee Pro Day: The Peyton Manning Watch had taken over much of the state of Tennessee this week but it was 10 "other" former Volunteers who drew 21 scouts to the UT campus Friday for the team's Pro Day. Combine-invitees Malik Jackson (DL) and Tauren Poole (RB) generated most of the attention. Jackon, who earned First Team All-SEC honors last year as a 267 pound defensive tackle, weighed in even heavier Friday than he had at the Combine. The 6-5 Jackson weighed in at 284 pounds in Indianapolis a few weeks ago but added six pounds since. Despite the added bulk, according to a source at the workout, Jackson showed good athleticism in defensive line drills run by a member of the New Orleans Saints. Jackson showed fair strength at the Combine by posting 25 repetitions of 225 pounds. Jackson transferred to Tennessee after originally signing with Southern California out of high school. He played closer to 250 pounds while with the Trojans and had to bulk up just to see playing time at defensive end. The fact that he's steadily improved while adding weight and appears to have the frame even more mass is sure to intrigue scouts. Some believe that because of his height and relatively long arms (33 3/4") he's a natural candidate as a developmental 3-4 defensive end. Poole also had a strong positional workout, demonstrating natural cutting ability and soft hands out of the backfield -- two areas in which scouts had some concerns. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/07/2011 - 2011 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL - Malik Jackson, Tennessee, has been selected All-SEC Conference Second Team for the 2011 college football season as voted upon by the SEC head coaches. Jackson, also a 2010 AP All-SEC second team honoree, led the Vols in tackles for loss (11), sacks (2.5) and quarterback hurries (10). His 56 tackles were a career-high, ranked tied for third on the team and positioned him as one of just two defensive linemen to rank in the SEC's top 50 in tackles per game with an average of 4.6 each outing, placing 50th. The Northridge, Calif., native was one of seven Vols with multiple pass breakups (2), while also forcing a fumble. His 11 TFLs rank 12th in the SEC. - Tennessee football

12/07/2011 - 2011 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: DT - Malik Jackson, Tennessee, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted on by The Associated Press. Jackson, also a 2010 AP All-SEC second team honoree, led the Vols in tackles for loss (11), sacks (2.5) and quarterback hurries (10). His 56 tackles were a career-high, ranked tied for third on the team and positioned him as one of just two defensive linemen to rank in the SEC's top 50 in tackles per game with an average of 4.6 each outing, placing 50th. The Northridge, Calif., native was one of seven Vols with multiple pass breakups (2), while also forcing a fumble. His 11 TFLs rank 12th in the SEC. - Tennessee football

11/22/2011 - WEEK 12 SEC CO-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Malik Jackson, Defensive Tackle, Tennessee: Playing in his final game in Neyland Stadium, Jackson recorded six total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, including a half-sack, a forced fumble and two quarterback pressures in Tennessee's 27-21 overtime win against Vanderbilt...The Vols held Vanderbilt to 90 rushing yards on 36 carries and recorded two sacks. - SEC football

08/08/2011 - Derek Dooley hasn't hesitated to offer reminders that Tennessee reported for camp this week with only one returning starter in the defensive front seven. Now the Vols coach is completely out of them for a while after he announced Friday that tackle Malik Jackson would be on the shelf for about two weeks with a sprained right knee. "We are now zero out of seven, that's right," Dooley said. "But we weren't very good in the front seven last year, so some people would say that's the best news we've had all season. "Think about it. You heard that saying, 'The good news is we've got everybody back. The bad news is we've got everybody back.' The bad news is we've got zero out of seven, the good news is we've got zero out of seven." Dooley was clearly joking as he updated the math on his depth chart after Jackson took his pads off and replaced them with a sleeve on his right knee, and the fact the senior should be back in plenty of time for the season opener against Montana likely allowed him to smile. The Vols do have serious expectations for Jackson coming into his second season with the program, and he was perhaps the most publicized player on the roster over the summer while picking up preseason All-SEC first-team honors from both the coaches and the media in addition to being named to three award watch lists. - Austin Ward, Go Vols Xtra

07/19/2011 - 2011 SEC PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Malik Jackson, Tennessee, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Football Preseason First Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by the SEC head football coaches. Jackson led the Vols' defensive line with 48 tackles in 2010, including a team-high 11 tackles for loss. The Northridge, Calif., native also ranked second on the UT squad with five sacks and third with four pass break-ups and five quarterback hurries. - Tennessee football

07/11/2011 - 2011 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Malik Jackson, Tennessee, DT, has been selected one of 65 players named to Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Outland Trophy goes to the best interior lineman in college football, presented annually since 1946 and is the third oldest award in major college football. One of just two SEC defensive tackles and 16 overall eligble for the Outland Trophy, Jackson led the Vols' defensive line with 48 tackles in 2010, including a team-high 11 tackles for loss. The Northridge, Calif., native also ranked second on the UT squad with five sacks and third with four pass break-ups and five quarterback hurries. Jackson's production exploded after moving inside to defensive tackle at Georgia (Oct. 9). In the final eight games, the senior recorded 36 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, all five of his sacks, three QB hurries, four passes defended and an interception. - Tennessee football

07/11/2011 - 2011 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Malik Jackson, Tennessee, DT, has been selected one of 87 players named to Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. Jackson led the Vols' defensive line with 48 tackles in 2010, including a team-high 11 tackles for loss. The Northridge, Calif., native also ranked second on the UT squad with five sacks and third with four pass break-ups and five quarterback hurries. Jackson's production exploded after moving inside to defensive tackle at Georgia (Oct. 9). In the final eight games, the senior recorded 36 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, all five of his sacks, three QB hurries, four passes defended and an interception. - Tennessee football

05/15/2011 - BUILDING BLOCKS: Defensively, there aren't as many proven SEC-level players around, but DT Malik Jackson was dominant in November, showing why former USC coach Pete Carroll signed him four years ago. Jackson is a player with potential to be as good as Eric Berry if he can stay in the lineup. - The Sports Xchange

05/15/2011 - STARS OF 2011: DL Malik Jackson - Playing out of position at tackle, Jackson struggled until November, when he exploded against the likes of Memphis, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky. Jackson finished with 11 tackles for loss and five sacks both team highs and might thrive if he can move back to end. If the coaching staff sees enough from converted OT Daniel Hood this preseason, Jackson might get to move and might really get to the QB. - The Sports Xchange

05/15/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: DE Malik Jackson - The Southern California transfer demonstrated in November why he started there in the first place, getting to the passer at will and making plays to get the defense off the field. Can Jackson do it for a whole season and against good teams as well as bad? - The Sports Xchange

 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 5/137 -- Malik Jackson, DE, 6-6, 285, Tennessee...Jackson was an All-SEC first-team pick last year at Tennessee, but is expected to move to defensive end in Jack Del Rio's 4-3 alignment while providing depth at the under tackle position. He'll likely settle in as a backup to Robert Ayers. - The Sports Xchange

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