Jackson, a Liberty, Miss., native, is the first offensive lineman to win the Conerly in its 18-year history. He's the first Mississippi State player to win since linebacker Chris White and running back Anthony Dixon were honored in 2009 and 2010. - AP Sports
After redshirting in 2009, he won the starting left guard position in 2010 and has earned the nod in each game since, gaining Second Team All-SEC accolades last year for his play.
A naturally large man, Jackson has the build normally associated with an offensive tackle. He has good length and a relatively trim middle. His athleticism is obvious. He plays with good knee bend and overall flexibility and has the athleticism to get to and block well at the second level.
While Jackson possesses many of the physical traits that scouts are looking for, he remains a mid-round prospect at this stage in his career because he doesn't play with enough explosiveness. He is quick off the snap but too often struggles to generate movement and can be cast aside by stronger defensive linemen, at times, simply getting knocked to the ground. Jackson's size and athleticism will surely intrigue NFL scouts working for zone blocking clubs.
To fulfill his significant potential, however, he'll need to play with greater overall physicality and aggression.