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Draft Scout Malik Jefferson News
10/09/17 - Texas LB Malik Jefferson has "good speed, good explosion (and) size" and has "everything you want for (an) LB," according to ex-Rams scout Danton Barto writing for Inside the League at @ITLScoutsNotes. - InsidetheLeague.com
10/02/17 - LB Malik Jefferson, after leading the Longhorns in tackles for the first two games, was tied for second in the stat against Iowa State but his six stops included six solo tackles and were noteworthy for their ferocity and for his quickness to the ball.
08/17/17 - LB Malik Jefferson, who came to Texas as one of the most highly ranked recruits in the state and the bellcow of the turnaround that never happened under Charlie Strong, is now a junior and has, by every parameter, not lived up to his hype. Jefferson has worked on his strength in the offseason and needs to be more physical, but he could have the breakthrough season that's been expected from him at one of the Longhorns' outside linebacker positions.
07/10/17 - 2017 Preseason Bednarik Award Watchlist: LB Malik Jefferson, Texas,...A third-year linebacker and native of Mesquite, Texas, Jefferson looks to become the first Longhorn in school history to win the prestigious award. Derrick Johnson was a finalist for the honor in 2004. So far this preseason, Jefferson has been named an All-American by Sporting News and also Preseason All-Big 12 by Athlon Sports. As a sophomore a season ago, Jefferson played in 11 games while making nine starts. He finished third on the team with 62 tackles (42 solo), while totaling 8.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. He also added three pass breakups, three quarterback pressures and a forced fumble to earn second-team All-Big 12 recognition from the Associated Press. In addition, he was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award.
Jefferson had an impressive freshman campaign in 2015, earning freshman All-America honors by the Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and USA Today. He was named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year, in addition to earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors, after compiling 61 tackles, seven TFL and 2.5 sacks. He led the Longhorns that season in quarterback pressures (six) and was fourth with his seven tackles for loss, while also adding three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. - Texas Football
11/12/16 - Texas middle linebacker Malik Jefferson has been taken out of Saturday's game against No. 11 West Virginia to be evaluated for a head injury. School officials say the sophomore won't return. Jefferson left early in the first quarter. His inspired play - 17 tackles and two sacks the previous two weeks - had helped the Longhorns win consecutive games against Baylor and Texas Tech. He had three tackles, including one for a loss, and a quarterback hurry against the Mountaineers before leaving the game Saturday. West Virginia leads at halftime 17-13. - AP Sports