Campbell & Jackson give the Jaguars a formidable pass rush
By Aaron Resnick • Jacksonville Jaguars • Calais Campbell • Malik Jackson • May 18, 2017GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 04: Defensive end Calais Campbell #93 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a third quarter tackle during the NFL game against the St. Louis Rams at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
- By pairing newly signed Calais Campbell with 2016 marquee free agent signing Malik Jackson, the Jacksonville Jaguars now have one of the league’s better interior defensive duos.
- Campbell is coming off a year in which he posted a career best PFF grade of 90.4 which ranked second among all eligible defensive lineman.
- In the last six seasons, the lowest season grade Campbell has recorded is a still impressive 84.8. He finished in the top six of all eligible defensive lineman in the five other seasons.
- The lowest PFF grade Jackson has recorded in the last four seasons is 81.6, which he then followed with the two best seasons of his career to date.
- What really makes this duo imposing for opponents is their ability to pressure quarterbacks on the interior. In 2016, Campbell and Jackson combined for 112 total quarterback pressures.
- As the Jaguars still have young players on the edge, the immediate pass rush contributions of Campbell and Jackson could dictate a big role for potential early season success.