2017 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.
2011 Season
Games/Starts: 12/12..Started all 12 games at def. tackle with 56 tackles in 2011..Tied for third on team in total tackles, tops among linemen..Led team in: TFLs (11.0 for 38 yards), sacks (2.5 for 13 yards) and quarterback hurries with 10..Over final eight games, had 42 tackles (5.3 per game) with 9.5 TFLs..Had a TFL in six games in a row (9/17-10/29) and has at least one in seven of last eight games..Posted two TFLs in finale at Kentucky (11/26), making seven tackles..Racked up six tackles including 1.5 TFLs, a half-sack and two QB hurries in win over Vanderbilt (11/19) on Senior Day..Four tackles including a sack for seven yards vs. #14 South Carolina (10/29) along with two QB hurries..Set career-high with nine tackles at #2 Alabama (10/22) including two TFLs and a 4-yard sack. Posted 100th career tackle in the game..Tied career-high with eight tackles including a TFL vs. #1 LSU (10/15)..Season-best six tackles vs. Georgia (10/8) with a TFL..Made three tackles including 1.5 TFLs vs. Buffalo (10/1)..Racked up five tackles and 0.5 TFL at #16 Florida (9/17)..Three tackles for second game in row vs. Cincinnati (9/10)..Opened with three tackles and QB Hurry vs. Montana (9/3).
2010 Season
Games/Starts: 13/12. Named to the AP All-SEC Second Team. Led team with 11 tackles for loss and ranked second with five sacks while playing in every game in 2010. Started 12 games, the last eight coming at defensive tackle. Started 12 games, the last eight coming at defensive tackle. Since making the switch to DT at Georgia, he totaled 36 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, three quarterback hurries, four passes defended and an interception. 11 TFLs ranked tied for 11th in the SEC, while his five sacks ranked as the 15th-most in the conference. Tied for second on the Vols with five QB hurries. Led defensive line and ranked sixth on the squad with 48 tackles. Tallied at least six tackles in four of the final seven contests. Notched a sack in four consecutive games (USC-VU). Three of five QB hurries came on third down while four of five passes defended occurred on third or fourth down. Led the Vols at Memphis with a career-best eight tackles and returned first career interception 44 yards. Also recorded a UT season-high three TFL for 15 yards, including a career-high two sacks. Recorded six-tackle performances against Kentucky, South Carolina and Alabama. Tipped a pass to force a three-and-out against UK in the fourth quarter after the Vols took a 10-point lead. Registered first sack as a Vol vs. USC. Made a pair of key third-down plays in the second quarter vs. the Crimson Tide. QB hurry forced an incomplete pass and led to a missed field goal while a pass breakup forced Alabama to settle for a three-point try. Posted four tackles at Vanderbilt, including a sack and two-and-1/2 TFL, while third quarter QB hurry forced VU to punt. Forced and recovered a fumble on third down while LSU was in field-goal range and added three tackles.
2009 Season
Jackson was an often-used backup defensive end as a sophomore in 2009, playing primarily in pass rushing situations. Overall in 2009 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 18 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, plus 1 forced fumble and 2 deflections. He had 2 tackles at Ohio State, 3 stops (with a sack) against Washington State, 2 tackles (0.5 sack) at California, 1 tackle at Notre Dame and 1 sack with a deflection against Oregon State. He had 2 tackles (with a sack), a forced fumble and a deflection at Arizona State, then 3 tackles versus UCLA, 1 stop against Arizona and 3 tackles against Boston College.
2008 Season
Served as a backup defensive end as a first-year freshman in 2008. Overall in 2008, he appeared in 8 games (all but Oregon State, Arizona, California, UCLA and Penn State) and had 4 tackles, including 2 sacks for minus 8 yards, plus he had a deflection and forced a fumble. He had 2 tackles (with a sack) and a forced fumble (which USC recovered and it led to a TD) at Virginia.
High School
His 2007 honors included Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Best of the Rest, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-L.A. City Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis), Los Angeles Times All-Star, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis) and All-West Valley League Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis) as a senior defensive lineman at Birmingham High in Van Nuys (Calif.). He had 103 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery in 2007. As a junior in 2006, he made All-L.A. City first team and Daily News All-Area second team while getting 10.5 sacks. Current Trojan De'Von Flournoy also prepped at Birmingham.
Twin brother, Marquis, is a defensive end at Texas Southern.

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