Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Is Malik Jefferson a legit Heisman contender?!?
"And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him."
1 John 5:15
The short answer: Too early to tell.
The longer answer: He's worth three guys on defense and guys like that tend to be in the discussion.
We don't know how it comes across on TV, but watching up close against both Notre Dame and UTEP it's becoming obvious that he's in the middle of every single important play. What's impressive is his diversity on the field. Depending on the situation, he can backup the run defense, drop into pass coverage, or rush the quarterback.
His stats aren't overwhelming, but they're pretty good and it's still early.
The Longhorn defense remains a work in progress, but in the meantime Malik Jefferson helps overcome a multitude of shortcomings.
He was an All-American as a Freshman and this would be a logical progression.
Bottom Line: If he keeps playing the way he's been playing, it's going to become an unavoidable discussion.