After getting a chance to play the traditional defensive end position as a junior, Ngakoue showed how much of a force he can be.
After turning in a record-breaking season for Maryland, the Jaguars clearly saw some special qualities in the former Friendship Collegiate Academy (D.C.) star. Ngakoue had drawn rave reviews during training camp as a guy with a relentless motor.
In Thursday’s game against the New York Jets, Ngakoue claimed his first NFL victim in the form of former Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady. The former Terp abused Clady and found himself bringing Ryan Fitzpatrick to the turf.
That was Ngakoue’s only tackle of the night, but it showed how truly special of a player he could develop into. Jacksonville drafted Dante Fowler out of Florida as a top pick in 2015, but he missed the entire season due to injury.
If Ngakoue can keep up the path that he’s on, he’ll certainly be seeing the field on Sundays.
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