Ngakoue racked up 28 tackles (25 solo) and nine sacks last season, pushing him to third in Jaguars history with 29.5 sacks. He's entering the final year of his rookie contract, so the fact he attended the team's first offseason workout indicates he'll let his play do the talking and allow the pieces to fall as they may next year.
Ngakoue had five tackles (three solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 20-3 loss to the Texans.
Ngakoue reached his highest tackle total of the year in the season finale, as he eclipsed three tackles in only three games. The 23-year-old had another solid season with 9.5 sacks, but his minimal tackle total (28 combined) made him a difficult IDP play. In his first two seasons he had a ridiculous 10 forced fumbles, but wasn't able to record any in 2018. Ngakoue has one year left on his rookie contract and should remain an important piece of the Jaguars' defensive front in 2019, though his IDP potential will remain limited unless he can improve upon his tackle total.
Ngakoue had two solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 17-7 win over the Dolphins.
Ngakoue's eighth foray into the sack column set the Dolphins behind the sticks in the third quarter, helping lead to a punt. The 23-year-old's continued low-tackle production -- he has more than two tackles in only two games this season -- made him a generally unappealing IDP option again this season, despite his ability to rush the passer.
Ngakoue had four tackles and a sack in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Colts.
Sunday's outing was only the second time this season Ngakoue has totaled more than two tackles in a game. The 23-year-old continues to be a sack-or-bust IDP option heading into Thursday's game against the Titans, with 19 total tackles and seven sacks in 12 games.
Ngakoue recorded his sixth sack of the season in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Steelers.
Ngakoue's fourth-quarter sack was his only tackle of the game, although he did total three hits on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, one of which helped lead to an interception. The 23-year-old has only 14 total tackles through 10 games, and his all-or-nothing production makes him a dangerous proposition as an IDP option.
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