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2015 NFL DRAFT

Gabe Jackson, OG

School: Mississippi State  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Liberty, MS
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 336 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
6642-3
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 3/81 - Gabe Jackson, G, 6-3, 336, Mississippi State...A powerful interior blocker, Jackson was a first-team All-America selection who had 52 starts in the SEC, home of the toughest defensive linemen in college football. A perfect fit for the Raiders' power running game, Jackson will be given every chance to unseat starting left guard Khalif Barnes. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - Left guard Gabe Jackson appeals to the Raiders because he's a power blocker at 336 pounds, not that he had any idea he'd be wearing silver and black. The Raiders took Jackson at No. 81 after trading back with Miami to get an additional fourth-round pick. "It was a surprise," Jackson said. "I didn't know I would end up landing there. I feel like I fit in with their physical style of play. They like strong, physical, offensive linemen."

Director of player personnel Joey Clinkscales believes Jackson could push for playing time immediately. "I think he could come in and play pretty early for anybody," Clinkscales said. "He's a powerful, physical young man. When you're building a guard, physically, that's what they look like." - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 66/4. Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State, 6-3, 336, 5.42, 2-3...Three-year starter and the son of a high school coach has more than enough size, strength, ability to be a top notch player. The concern is that he doesn't perform at that high level consistently. Has tantalizing balance of overall power, agility and great feet, but sometimes misses things he should pick up, which could be dangerous for NFL QBs. Frankly: Jackson is an interesting combination of physical ingredients, but sometimes seems to lose focus or his technique gets sloppy. Tell him his dad is watching the game tapes and see if that gets his attention. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

05/06/2014 - Dane Brugler's 2014 NFL Draft Final Top-50: 50. Gabe Jackson OG, Mississippi State (6-3, 336, 5.56, rSR)...In the Larry Warford mold, Jackson is a large human being with the natural girth and body bulk to take up room and eliminate defenders. He has the natural balance, brute power and pedigree that NFL teams look for, along with his fight through the whistle. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Offensive Line: Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-3, 336, 5.51...Three-year starter and the son of a high school coach has more than enough size, strength and ability to be a top notch player. The concern is that he doesn't consistently perform at that high level. Has tantalizing balance of overall power, agility and great feet, but sometimes misses things he should pick up, which could be dangerous for NFL QBs. Frankly: Jackson is an interesting combination of physical ingredients, but sometimes seems to lose focus or his technique gets sloppy. Tell him his dad is watching the game tapes and see if that gets his attention. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 49. Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State, 6-4, 339, 5.34, 2...Three-year starter and the son of a high school coach has more than enough size, strength, ability to be a top-notch player. The concern is that he doesn't play at that high level consistently. Has tantalizing balance of overall power, agility and great feet, but sometimes misses things he should pick up, which could be dangerous for NFL quarterbacks. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

12/13/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: OL Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4 340, Sr., Liberty, MS...Last week, Jackson became the first offensive lineman to win the C Spire Conerly Trophy winner while also tabbed as the first Kent Hull Award recipient as top offensive lineman in Mississippi. He has also been instrumental in helping MSU to one of its best offensive seasons in program history, averaging 426.2 yards a game, which is on pace to break the single-season record of 422.0 yards per contest, set in 1982. The Bulldogs' 5,114 total yards are good for second on the program's single-season chart behind the 2010 squad's 5,217 yards. - Mississippi State football

12/11/2013 - 2013 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL - Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State...On Tuesday, the senior guard from Liberty, Miss., was voted first-team All-SEC by the league coaches one day after receiving the same recognition from the Associated Press. Last week, Jackson became the first offensive lineman to win the C Spire Conerly Trophy winner while also tabbed as the first Kent Hull Award recipient as top offensive lineman in Mississippi.

He has also been instrumental in helping MSU to one of its best offensive seasons in program history, averaging 426.2 yards a game, which is on pace to break the single-season record of 422.0 yards per contest, set in 1982. The Bulldogs' 5,114 total yards are good for second on the program's single-season chart behind the 2010 squad's 5,217 yards. - Mississippi State football

12/10/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM: OL - Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 340, Sr,...The award haul continues for Jackson, who last week received the C Spire Conerly Trophy winner as top player in the state of Mississippi, becoming the first offensive lineman to earn the award. The Liberty, Miss., native was also tabbed as the Kent Hull Award recipient as top offensive lineman in Mississippi.

On the field, Jackson graded out at 88 percent with three knockdowns against No. 1 Alabama a week after being graded at 89 percent with four knockdowns on the road at No. 11 Texas A&M. Jackson is helping MSU to one of its best offensive seasons in program history, averaging 426.2 yards a game, on pace to shatter the single-season record of 422.0 yards per contest, set in 1982. The Bulldogs' 5,114 total yards are good for second on the program's single-season chart behind the 2010 squad's 5,217 yards. - Mississippi State football

12/03/2013 - Mississippi State left guard Gabe Jackson was named the winner of the Conerly Trophy, an award given to Mississippi's top college football player. Jackson beat out a field of five finalists, including Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace, on Tuesday night at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Wallace won the Conerly last season. The 6-foot-4, 340-pound Jackson has been the anchor to the Bulldogs' offensive line all season, helping Mississippi State run for more than 185 yards per game.

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

11/29/2013 - WEEK 13 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Gabe Jackson, OL, Mississippi State...Jackson was credited with three pancake blocks and was instrumental in the Bulldogs totaling 488 yards of offense, including 209 on the ground. - SEC football

10/28/2013 - WEEK 9 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State...Jackson was instrumental in the Bulldogs beating Kentucky 28-22, as the Bulldogs manufactured 447 yards of total offense and quarterback Dak Prescott threw for a career-high 252 yards...The senior guard graded out at 91.5 percent and had five knockdowns. - SEC football

09/23/2013 - WEEK 4 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State...Jackson was instrumental in the Bulldogs amassing 551 yards, 235 on the ground....The senior guard didn't have a missed assignment and was credited with 5 pancake blocks...The 551 yards was the 14th most in school history while the 45 first-half points were the most in the modern era. - SEC football

08/31/2013 - ROB RANG'S 08/30/13 BIG BOARD: 24. OG Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (6-3, 335, 5.34) -- While not as massive as Baylor's Cyril Richardson, Jackson's short, squatty build makes him an effective drive blocker and he possesses the light feet and balance necessary to star in a zone-blocking scheme. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL - Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State,...Leading the way for the Maroon and White was preseason All-American left guard Gabe Jackson, who was named to the first team offense. A member of Rotary Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy watch lists, the Liberty, Miss., native is widely considered the number one offensive guard prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft. - Mississippi State football

08/26/2013 - TOP MISSISSIPPI STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. OG Gabe Jackson (6-3, 335, 5.34)...With three offensive guards -- Jonathan Cooper (Arizona Cardinals, No. 7 overall) Chance Warmack (Tennessee Titans, No. 10) and Kyle Long (Chicago Bears, No. 20) - earning top 20 spots in the 2013 NFL draft, it appears that teams are beginning to recognize and appreciate the impact that dominant interior linemen can play. The new-found respect should be music to the ears of Jackson, who turned down an opportunity to leave Mississippi State a year despite the fact that he might have joined the trio as a first round pick.

Since redshirting in 2009, Jackson's dominant play at left guard has earned him acknowledgement from SEC coaches after each of the past three seasons. He's started all 39 contests, demonstrating not only the raw power expected of a man of his size but also surprisingly nimble feet and balance while in pass protection. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/26/2013 - TOP MISSISSIPPI STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. OG Gabe Jackson (6-3, 335, 5.34)...Jackson did not allow a sack last season in 394 passing attempts. Jackson plays with excellent knee bend and has long arms, which help him stay square and in control of his opponent in pass pro. He's a powerful drive blocker who uses his natural leverage advantage well, showing good leg drive to push defenders off the ball. Despite his girth, Jackson shows good lateral agility and balance to find fits at the second level. Durable and dependable, Jackson ranks as one of the elite offensive linemen in college football and grades out as a potential first round pick in 2014. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/25/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): OL - Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (88)...The Liberty, Miss., native made the list for the second-consecutive year after earning All-America honors as a junior in 2012 by Phil Steele, Scout.com, Pro Football Weekly and Sports Illustrated. Jackson, a 2013 preseason All-American by most publications, is widely considered the number one offensive guard prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft. - Mississippi State football

07/16/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: G Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State...Jackson was named to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, which is awarded yearly to the best lineman or linebacker in college football. The Liberty, Miss., native made the list for the second-consecutive year after earning All-America honors as a junior in 2012 by Phil Steele, Scout.com, Pro Football Weekly and Sports Illustrated. Jackson, a 2013 preseason All-American by most publications, is widely considered the number one offensive guard prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft. Last Thursday, Jackson was also listed on the watch list for the Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. - Mississippi State football

07/16/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, G... The Liberty, Miss., native made the list for the second-consecutive year after earning All-America honors as a junior in 2012 by Phil Steele, Scout.com, Pro Football Weekly and Sports Illustrated. Jackson, a 2013 preseason All-American by most publications, is widely considered the number one offensive guard prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft. - Mississippi State football

 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 3/81 - Gabe Jackson, G, 6-3, 336, Mississippi State...A powerful interior blocker, Jackson was a first-team All-America selection who had 52 starts in the SEC, home of the toughest defensive linemen in college football. A perfect fit for the Raiders' power running game, Jackson will be given every chance to unseat starting left guard Khalif Barnes. - The Sports Xchange
 

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