Originally posted on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 1/23/12
Position: Defensive TackleHeight / Weight: 6’4″ 295 lbs.Age: 27 / Experience: 3College: Hampton 2011 Contract Status: Signed through 2012 2011 Analysis: As the season wore on, and DeVito wore down, the Jets played Marcus Dixon a lot more, and while there were some hiccups at the start of his larger role, Dixon played well enough to warrant a larger role in the Jets defense moving forward.  Once Dixon was given the chance he looked raw – getting knocked off the ball some, but also contributing with some timely pressures and sacks for the Jets.  Dixon has had a lot of adversity in his life, but at 27, he’s now matured, has the physical skills to play in the NFL, and the smarts to play defensive line for Rex Ryan. 2012 Outlook: Dixon will afford the Jets a very interesting choice this offseason.  As he played more he looked better and so the Jets will now have to ask themselves … can he replace Mike DeVito?  Rex and the Jets love DeVito, but in a year where they are going to look to pinch
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Manny Pacquiao trying to bait Conor McGregor into fighting him

Chad Johnson blasts Cowboys for poor playcalling in Twitter rant

Watch Chargers punter Drew Kaser somehow miss kicking net on practice attempt

Marvin Jones makes amazing catch in between Vikings defenders

Lions' Matthew Stafford suffers ankle injury on TD pass

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Chip Kelly could make decision by Sunday

Lane Kiffin reportedly would be open to Tennessee return

Jay Cutler reportedly throws passes in practice

Stefon Diggs shows off Eminem-themed cleats for Thanksgiving game in Detroit

Joel Embiid: I'm ‘the best defensive player in the league’

Mike Golic felt ‘anger’ over breakup of ESPN show

Biggest sports turkeys of 2017

The 'Getting a leg up on the competition' quiz

What each NFL team should be grateful for this Thanksgiving

Raiders' fall from grace shows there's more work to be done

NFL Week 12 predictions

College football Week 13 predictions

The '303 yards and a cloud of dust' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Kyrie Irving has unlimited range

Anthony Davis may never escape his biggest flaw

The 'Greatest show on flat Earth' quiz

NFL MVP Watch: Carson Wentz stands tall among the pack

Young Maple Leafs maturing their way to the NHL elite

Jets News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Getting a leg up on the competition' quiz

What each NFL team should be grateful for this Thanksgiving

Raiders' fall from grace shows there's more work to be done

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Kyrie Irving has unlimited range

The '303 yards and a cloud of dust' quiz

Anthony Davis may never escape his biggest flaw

NFL Week 12 predictions

NFL MVP Watch: Carson Wentz stands tall among the pack

The 'Greatest show on flat Earth' quiz

Young Maple Leafs maturing their way to the NHL elite

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker