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Malik Jefferson, Butkus Watch List: Could position fit finally unlock #46?

Texas v Texas Tech Photo by John Weast/Getty Images

The charismatic junior is facing a career crossroads and Todd Orlando and his schemes got here just in time.

In Thinking Texas Football, we argue that the Rover position was pretty much designed with Malik in mind (and it suits Edwin Freeman, too) and we provide some compelling reasons as to why that is and how and where he fits into the scheme. I chose the pic from the Texas Tech game purposefully - the perma-spy role that Malik assumed in that game will look a lot like what we’ll ask him to do against balls out spread passing offenses.

Big proving year for Jefferson. Now he’ll have the coaches and position fit he needs.