The Info List - Yannick Ngakoue

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Yannick Nicolas Ngakoue (born March 31, 1995) is an American football defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland.


1 Early years 2 College career 3 Professional career

3.1 2016 3.2 2017

4 References 5 External links

Early years[edit] Ngakoue attended Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., where he was teammates with Eddie Goldman. As a senior, he was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year for Washington D.C. after recording 17 sacks.[1] Ngakoue was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the fourth best outside linebacker in his class.[2] He committed to the University of Maryland, College Park to play college football.[3] College career[edit] As a true freshman at Maryland in 2013, Ngakoue played in all 13 games and had nine tackles, two sacks and an interception. As a sophomore in 2014, he started all 12 games and recorded 37 tackles and six sacks.[4][5] As a junior in 2015, Ngakoue set a school record with 13.5 sacks.[6] After the season, he announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.[7] Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables

Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP

6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 252 lb (114 kg) 32 1⁄2 in (0.83 m) 9 1⁄2 in (0.24 m) 4.75 s 1.65 s 2.77 s 4.50 s 7.35 s 34 1⁄2 in (0.88 m) 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m) 26 reps

All values from NFL Combine[8]

2016[edit] The Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
selected Ngakoue in the third round (69th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was the seventh defensive end selected.[9] On June 22, 2016, the Jaguars signed Ngakoue to a four-year, $3.48 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $856,176.[10] Throughout training camp, he competed for the starting defensive end position against Dante Fowler, Chris Smith, and Jared Odrick. Head coach Gus Bradley
Gus Bradley
named him the backup defensive end behind starters Fowler and Odrick to begin his rookie season.[11] He made his professional regular season debut in the Jacksonville Jaguars' season-opener against the Green Bay Packers and made two combined tackles during their 27-23 loss. The following week, he earned his first career start, as the Jaguars' opted to start him at right defensive end over Dante Fowler, and recorded three combined tackles, forced the first fumble of his career, and made his first career sack on Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers
in the Jaguars' 38-14 loss at the San Diego Chargers. His first career forced fumble came in the second quarter, as he had a strip sack on Philip Rivers. The ball was recovered by the Jaguars' safety Jonathan Cyprien.[12][13] On October 2, 2016, Ngakoue made a season-high four solo tackles and recorded his first career interception on Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck after the pass was deflected by defensive end Dante Fowler during a 30-27 victory. On January 1, 2017, he collected two solo tackles and made his eighth career sack on Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck
in a 24-20 Loss to the Colts. Ngakoue finished his rookie season with 22 combined tackles (19 solo), eight sacks, two pass deflections, an interception, and a forced fumble in 16 games and 15 starts.[14] His eight sacks broke a Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
rookie record, previously held by Tony Brackens.[15] Following his rookie season, Ngakoue was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.[16] The Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
finished the 2016 season 3-13 and head coach Gus Bradley
Gus Bradley
was fired after Week 15 and offensive line coach Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone
served as the interim head coach for Weeks 16-17. 2017[edit] Ngakoue entered training camp competing to maintain his starting defensive end role against newly acquired free agent Calais Campbell and Dante Fowler. New head coach Doug Marrone
Doug Marrone
opted to maintain the Gus Bradley's staff and keep defensive coordinator Todd Wash and his base 4-3 defense. He was named the starting left defensive end, opposite Calais Campbell, to start the 2017 season.[17] He started the Jacksonville Jaguars' season-opener Houston Texans and recorded four combined tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery during their 29-7 victory. His first forced fumble came in the second quarter and was on Tom Savage and was recovered by teammate Abry Jones, which set the Jaguars up for a touchdown scoring drive. Toward the end of the second quarter, he had another strip sack on Savage that was recovered and returned by Dante Fowler Jr. for a 53-yard touchdown. Toward the end of the third quarter, he recovered a fumble by quarterback Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson
that was caused by teammate Dante Fowler.[18] On October 22, 2017, he made four combined tackles and a season-high 2.5 sacks during the Jaguars' 27-0 routing of the Indianapolis Colts. During a Week 11 matchup at the Cleveland Browns, Ngakoue made three combined tackles and 2.5 sacks in a 19-7 victory. On December 24, 2017, Ngakoue collected two solo tackles and made his 12th sack of the season on San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during a 44-33 loss. He finished the season with 30 combined tackles (24 solo) and 12 sacks in 16 starts as the Jacksonville Jaguars finished first in the AFC South with a 10-6 record. The Jaguars' defensive line became dominant throughout the season with the key additions of Calais Campbell
Calais Campbell
(during free agency) and Marcell Dareus (a midseason trade acquisition). They adopted the nickname "Sacksonville" throughout their 2017 campaign.[19] His 12 sacks tied for eighth in the league and was second on the team behind Campbell's 14.5 sacks.[20] He also had a league-leading six forced fumbles. On January 22, 2018, Ngakoue was named to his first Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
as an injury replacement for teammate Campbell.[21] References[edit]

^ "Terps' Yannick Ngakoue developing into all-around linebacker - Baltimore Sun". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01.  ^ " Yannick Ngakoue - Yahoo! Sports". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01.  ^ Bracken, Matt. "Maryland lands Taivon Jacobs, Yannick Ngakoue, Jacquille Veii". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2017-11-14.  ^ "Terps' Yannick Ngakoue puts his hand in dirt and his nose to grindstone - The Washington Post". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01.  ^ " Yannick Ngakoue stands out amid Maryland football's lost season - The Washington Post". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01.  ^ " Yannick Ngakoue breaks Maryland's single-season sacks record - The Diamondback : Sports". diamondbackonline.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01.  ^ "Maryland's Yannick Ngakoue headed for NFL draft - The Washington Post". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01.  ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Yannick Ngakoue". NFL.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.  ^ Oehser, John (April 29, 2016). "Pick No. 69: Jaguars select DE Yannick Ngakoue". Jaguars.com. Retrieved May 26, 2017.  ^ "Spotrac.com: Yannick Ngakoue". Spotrac.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.  ^ "Ourlads.com: Jacksonville Jaguars' depth chart: 10/01/2016". Ourlads.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.  ^ "NFL Game Center: Week 2-2016: Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
@ San Diego Chargers". NFL.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.  ^ "Jaguars humiliated in 38-14 blowout loss to the Chargers on the road". FirstCoastNews.com. Retrieved 2016-10-12.  ^ "NFL Player stats: Yannick Ngakoue". nfl.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.  ^ DiRocco, Michael. "Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue poised to have breakout season". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15.  ^ http://www.profootballwriters.org/2017/01/17/cowboys-elliott-pfwa-rookie-offensive-rookie-year-chargers-bosa-defensive-rookie-year-2016-rookie-team-named/ ^ "Ourlads.com: Jacksonville Jaguars' depth chart: 10/01/2017". Ourlads.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.  ^ " Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
at Houston Texans - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2017.  ^ Thomas Pelissero (January 12, 2018). "Can Sacksonville win the Super Bowl? Plus, more burning questions". NFL.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.  ^ "NFL.com: 2017 Sack stats". nfl.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.  ^ "Ngakoue and Smith added to Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
roster". Jaguars.com. January 22, 2018. 

External links[edit]

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