Yannick Ngakoue
Yannick Ngakoue
24-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Jacksonville Jaguars
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ngakoue skipped minicamp in June and remained away from the Jaguars for the early part of training camp due to his contract situation, but he ultimately joined the team in early August. The 24-year-old posted 9.5 sacks in 16 games in 2018, but he was unable to replicate the playmaking ability from the previous two seasons when he forced 10 fumbles. Ngakoue has only 81 tackles (69 solo) through his first three seasons and could significantly increase his IDP value if he can become more of a factor against the run. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.48 million contract with the Jaguars in June of 2016.
Notches first two sacks of year
DEJacksonville Jaguars
October 7, 2019
Ngakoue recorded four tackles and two sacks in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Panthers.
ANALYSIS
After racking up 9.5 sacks last season, it has taken Ngakoue a while to get fired up this year. He was impressive in this outing, though, dropping Kyle Allen twice. The fourth-year pro has a tough test against the Saints on tap, as Teddy Bridgewater has been sacked just five times in three starts.
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Measurables Review
How do Yannick Ngakoue's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
246 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.75 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.50 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.35 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Ngakoue followed up a fantastic rookie season with a 12-sack campaign in 2017, and now has 20 sacks and 10 forced fumbles over his first two seasons. Even more impressive is that the 23-old-year was largely feast or famine in 2017, recording a sack in only seven games and having six games where he tallied one or zero tackles. Ngakoue, a 2016 third-round pick, could be in store for an even better season for Jacksonville's top-tier defense if he can exhibit a bit more consistency in his third season.
A third-round selection in 2016, Ngakoue was a pleasant surprise as a rookie, racking up a team-best 8.0 sacks and routinely outperforming 2015 No. 3 overall pick Dante Fowler. While Fowler will be given every opportunity to prove his worth, Ngakoue will be breathing down Fowler's neck for snaps. The young duo will team with veteran free agent addition Calais Campbell in what's expected to be an improved group of edge-rushers. In 2016, the Jaguars tied for 19th in the league in total sacks (33.0), while forcing an AFC-low 13 takeaways.
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Returns to practice
DEJacksonville Jaguars
September 17, 2019
Ngakoue (hamstring) practiced in full Tuesday, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars' Public Relations reports.
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Ruled out for divisional contest
DEJacksonville Jaguars
Hamstring
September 13, 2019
Ngakoue (hamstring) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Dealing with injury
DEJacksonville Jaguars
Hamstring
September 11, 2019
Ngakoue (hamstring) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
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Ending holdout
DEJacksonville Jaguars
August 4, 2019
Ngakoue (contract dispute) will report to training camp Sunday, thereby ending his holdout, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Expected by deadline
DEJacksonville Jaguars
Contract Dispute
July 25, 2019
Coach Doug Marrone said Thursday that he expects Ngakoue (contract dispute) to report to training camp by August 5 in order to accrue his fourth season, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
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