The NFL’s best edge rushers, No. 9: Malik Jackson
Another high-profile player in a new place, Jackson’s place on this list is very much a projection. We’ll have to see where he winds up in Jacksonville, but all signs point to Jackson playing 4–3 end and then moving to tackle in subpackages, similar to how the Seahawks use Michael Bennett. What we know is this: despite his breakout playoff performance, Jackson has been on the come-up for a few years as an interior pass rusher. He’s improved every season rushing from the edge and against the run. As long as the six-year deal worth up to $85.5 million he signed this March doesn’t go to his head, Jackson should continue to dominate for the Jaguars.