Defensive Players to Watch in 2014: No. 4 Branden Jackson

Published 07/15 2014 04:24PM

Updated 07/15 2014 06:46PM

We are getting a little closer to Texas Tech football getting back on the field. We are taking a look at some Red Raiders to watch and we have arrived to the side of the ball that likes to get there in a hurry and in a bad mood and Branden Jackson is one of those guys in the defensive line. Again we talk about some guys that came on late. He had several traps behind the line of scrimmage. He really shows the ability to get in the back field and disrupt. What do you like about Branden Jackson?

He has some years under his belt. I see him as a veteran guy deep down in those trenches. He played along side kerry hyder so i know he has the ability to succeed because Hyder came in here and dominated at his position as well on the defensive line. So the leadership for Branden Jackson is there. Can he take the defense to the next level? He's going to be on the outside a little bit and will switch him around. They are going to do him just like Kerry Hyder and his speed. And i can see this guy standing up on the edge and getting some pass rush as well. How fast can i get to the quarterback? How fast can i beat the offensive line to their third step? And that's what it's all about. You always want to beat the offense to its third step. If you do that you win the ball game you win that actual play and see a sack. You have to get back there in four seconds and if they worked on that during the off season then i guarantee you the defensive line will be successful this year.

My coaches on defense told me not to bother. Not going to matter. It's Branden Jackson and that's with an "E" so remember that in your programs this year. We are getting closer everyday red raider football. A lot to cover right here in the red raider nation.

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