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IDP Spotlight: D'Qwell Jackson (Group 3) (1 Viewer)

Aaron Rudnicki

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2008 IDP Spotlight Series

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Thread Topic: D'Qwell Jackson, ILB, Cleveland Browns

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I think D'Qwell Jackson is a pretty under-the-radar topic of conversation. Had he not missed nearly three games last season, he'd have had 92 solos and finished in the top 25. The Browns attempted to upgrade the linemen in front of him, which could help him build on his improvement last year.

His consensus ranking among the FBG staffers right now is 37.

Is he underrated?

 
D'Qwell Jackson is pretty consistent LB2 for your fantasy squad. Last year he got you 75 tackles, 26 assists and a sack and an interception in just over 13 games. In a full season that projects out to 96 tackles and 35 assists over a full healthy season. He has missed 5 games over his first 2 years so there are some injury concerns. However, I wouldn't be too worried about that, he seems to be a gamer. The staff currently ranks him as the 35th overall LBer for 2008 which I won't argue with too much. I do believe he has Top 20 upside if he can up his big plays.

99 Tackles 40 Assists 3 Sacks 0 ints

 
I think D’Qwell is ready to emerge as solid LB2 with LB 1 potential. Entering his 3rd year, he now has experience to go with his speed, great instincts, football smarts and nose for the ball. Often times last year Jackson was forced to take on guards, the improvements the Browns have made up front with NT Shaun Rogers and DE Corey Williams, should free up Jackson to make plays.

NFL Draft Scout reported; “He was one of the most impressive players in OTA sessions. He has been flying to the ball. There has been no tackling, but Jackson looks sure of himself.”

He hasn’t done much in the big play department, but I expect that to change, he’s an explosive hitter. I suppose durability is a reasonable concern; he’s been dinged up his first 2 years; however I think he missed only 1 game in his 4 years at Maryland.

I haven’t seen/read who will wear the dot in Cleveland this year. Jeff Walcoff, Staff Writer for ClevelandBrowns.com reported on 6/16/08 that position coach Mike Haluchak said "Jackson is one of a several players under consideration".

PROJECTIONS 90 solos / 47 Asst / 2 sacks / 3 INT / 8 PD’s / 3 FF

 
D'Qwell Jackson is a little bit overrated in my estimation.

He hasnt played 15 games in either of his seasons.

He isnt the proto type middle man from a leadership/mental stance.

He doesnt make many big plays at all.

He has lots of linebacker talent around him to comnpete for stats.

Steady, not super in '08.

Tackles: 81

Assist: 22

Sacks: 1

Ints: 1

Pass D's: 2

 
D'Qwell Jackson is a little bit overrated in my estimation.

He hasnt played 15 games in either of his seasons.

He isnt the proto type middle man from a leadership/mental stance.

He doesnt make many big plays at all.

He has lots of linebacker talent around him to comnpete for stats.

Steady, not super in '08.

Tackles: 81

Assist: 22

Sacks: 1

Ints: 1

Pass D's: 2
What makes you say that?
 
D'Qwell Jackson is a little bit overrated in my estimation.

He hasnt played 15 games in either of his seasons.

He isnt the proto type middle man from a leadership/mental stance.

He doesnt make many big plays at all.

He has lots of linebacker talent around him to comnpete for stats.

Steady, not super in '08.

Tackles: 81

Assist: 22

Sacks: 1

Ints: 1

Pass D's: 2
What makes you say that?
A few things I had read over time-One, when the team stated they really needed the leadership that McGinest brought to them.

Two, Jackson stating he needed to take on more of a leadership role. (I read that to be he felt he was lacking and needed to challenge himself to be better at it. Not just that he was ready for it.0

Three, In college it was said he wasnt a vocal leader for Maryland, despite his prominent position. Which isnt good if you are the play calling and adjusting middle man of a defense. This isnt to be confused with him barking or trash talking, but more towards signal calling and order giving.

just my take

 
D'Qwell Jackson is a little bit overrated in my estimation.

He hasnt played 15 games in either of his seasons.

He isnt the proto type middle man from a leadership/mental stance.

He doesnt make many big plays at all.

He has lots of linebacker talent around him to comnpete for stats.

Steady, not super in '08.

Tackles: 81

Assist: 22

Sacks: 1

Ints: 1

Pass D's: 2
What makes you say that?
A few things I had read over time-One, when the team stated they really needed the leadership that McGinest brought to them.

Two, Jackson stating he needed to take on more of a leadership role. (I read that to be he felt he was lacking and needed to challenge himself to be better at it. Not just that he was ready for it.0

Three, In college it was said he wasnt a vocal leader for Maryland, despite his prominent position. Which isnt good if you are the play calling and adjusting middle man of a defense. This isnt to be confused with him barking or trash talking, but more towards signal calling and order giving.

just my take
Fair enough ... we differ there. I really think he'd be better fit in a 4-3, D'Qwell owner here, so I'm probably bias. :thumbdown:
 
D'Qwell Jackson is a little bit overrated in my estimation.

He hasnt played 15 games in either of his seasons.

He isnt the proto type middle man from a leadership/mental stance.

He doesnt make many big plays at all.

He has lots of linebacker talent around him to comnpete for stats.

Steady, not super in '08.

Tackles: 81

Assist: 22

Sacks: 1

Ints: 1

Pass D's: 2
What makes you say that?
A few things I had read over time-One, when the team stated they really needed the leadership that McGinest brought to them.

Two, Jackson stating he needed to take on more of a leadership role. (I read that to be he felt he was lacking and needed to challenge himself to be better at it. Not just that he was ready for it.0

Three, In college it was said he wasnt a vocal leader for Maryland, despite his prominent position. Which isnt good if you are the play calling and adjusting middle man of a defense. This isnt to be confused with him barking or trash talking, but more towards signal calling and order giving.

just my take
Fair enough ... we differ there. I really think he'd be better fit in a 4-3, D'Qwell owner here, so I'm probably bias. :rolleyes:
Thought this was interesting. You may find it to be also.
July 24, 2008, 19:45

Browns :: LB

Browns LB Davis Expected To Wear The Communicator Helmet

Tony Grossi, Cleveland Plain Dealer - [Full Article]

Browns LB Andra Davis is expected to wear the communicator helmet for the Browns this season. The rule, new for the 2008 season, allows one player from each team's defense to communicate with coaches on the sideline.
 
BigSteelThrill said:
D'Qwell Jackson is a little bit overrated in my estimation.

He hasnt played 15 games in either of his seasons.

He isnt the proto type middle man from a leadership/mental stance.

He doesnt make many big plays at all.

He has lots of linebacker talent around him to comnpete for stats.

Steady, not super in '08.

Tackles: 81

Assist: 22

Sacks: 1

Ints: 1

Pass D's: 2
What makes you say that?
A few things I had read over time-One, when the team stated they really needed the leadership that McGinest brought to them.

Two, Jackson stating he needed to take on more of a leadership role. (I read that to be he felt he was lacking and needed to challenge himself to be better at it. Not just that he was ready for it.0

Three, In college it was said he wasnt a vocal leader for Maryland, despite his prominent position. Which isnt good if you are the play calling and adjusting middle man of a defense. This isnt to be confused with him barking or trash talking, but more towards signal calling and order giving.

just my take
Fair enough ... we differ there. I really think he'd be better fit in a 4-3, D'Qwell owner here, so I'm probably bias. :goodposting:
Thought this was interesting. You may find it to be also.
July 24, 2008, 19:45

Browns :: LB

Browns LB Davis Expected To Wear The Communicator Helmet

Tony Grossi, Cleveland Plain Dealer - [Full Article]

Browns LB Andra Davis is expected to wear the communicator helmet for the Browns this season. The rule, new for the 2008 season, allows one player from each team's defense to communicate with coaches on the sideline.
Just posted the full blurb in the every down backer thread. Leon Williams is expected to be the alternate player, which means nothing has changed since last season. Unless Beau Bell has a stellar camp, it's Davis on early downs and Williams in the nickel. Realistically, Jackson doesn't have any competition for the every down role.
 
Just posted the full blurb in the every down backer thread. Leon Williams is expected to be the alternate player, which means nothing has changed since last season. Unless Beau Bell has a stellar camp, it's Davis on early downs and Williams in the nickel. Realistically, Jackson doesn't have any competition for the every down role.
I wasnt under the impression that anything had changed.Beyond Bell being added and Williams being a year more experienced.

Just seems to fit the/my perception of ... He isnt the proto type middle man from a leadership/mental stance.

 
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Just posted the full blurb in the every down backer thread. Leon Williams is expected to be the alternate player, which means nothing has changed since last season. Unless Beau Bell has a stellar camp, it's Davis on early downs and Williams in the nickel. Realistically, Jackson doesn't have any competition for the every down role.
I wasnt under the impression that anything had changed.Beyond Bell being added and Williams being a year more experienced.

Just seems to fit the my perception of ... He isnt the proto type middle man from a leadership/mental stance.
Ah. Agree that this supports that argument. Carry on. :excited:
 
What would the reasoning be for D'Qwell to not be wearing the device?
He will be making all the tackles and the Browns, as we all know are cheap and don't want to have to replace it when DQ is jackin up people all year long and breaking the head piece. At least, that is what I read into that. :bowtie:
 
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