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Gabe Jackson | Guard

Team: Mississippi State Bulldogs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 320

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Raiders selected Mississippi State G Gabe Jackson with the No. 81 overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Jackson (6-foot-3, 336) made 52 starts for the Rebels, all at left guard, and earned first-team All-SEC honors in 2013. He wasn't charged with a single sack allowed as a junior or senior. A limited athlete, Jackson ran 5.51 at the Combine with a 29-inch vertical, but repped 225 pounds 30 times and has good arm length (33 3/4") for pass protection. Although Jackson is a pro-ready technician and looks the part of a mauler, he didn't play with consistent power in college. He still projects as an early-career starter with upside. May 9 - 10:26 PM

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Mississippi State G Gabe Jackson posted an official 5.51-second forty at the NFL Combine.

He posted two unofficial forty times of 5.43 and 5.57 seconds. Jackson wasn't expected to post a blazing time, and he didn't disappoint. He logged unofficial 10 yard splits of 1.78 and 1.81 seconds. The MSU offensive lineman is Mel Kiper's top-rated guard prospect.
Feb 22 - 2:18 PM

ESPN.com's Mel Kiper lists Mississippi State senior G Gabe Jackson first amongst draft-eligible guards.

Kiper's OG rankings vary greatly from NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock's recent list. Kiper lists Mayock's top guard, Stanford's David Yankey, second, while Mayock's No. 2 OG, UCLA's Xavier Su'a-Filo, is slotted fourth by Kiper. Both analysts see Baylor's Cyril Richardson fifth amongst guards. Kiper ranks Clemson's Brandon Thomas as the No. 3 guard, while Mayock doesn't perceive him as a Top-5 talent at the position. Mayock, meanwhile, ranks Kiper's No. 9 guard -- Notre Dame's Chris Watt -- fourth. Mayock is very familiar with the Fighting Irish, and it's impossible to know if that access makes him biased or more insightful towards Notre Dame players.
Feb 19 - 12:46 PM

Mississippi State senior G Gabe Jackson "emerged as the best guard" at the Senior Bowl, according to the game's Executive Director Phil Savage.

"He's really an anchor on the interior, can set the bottom of the pocket," said Savage. The 6-foot-4, 340-pound Jackson is blessed with premier size, strength and awareness. We also appreciate the big fella's flexibility and knee bend, but Jackson sometimes appears to be less than the sum of his parts. He might be ticketed for the middle rounds despite top-notch talent because he doesn't play as explosive as his gifts suggest he should. Jackson's motor and aggressiveness have both been questioned by evaluators.
Source: YouTube.com
Feb 4 - 10:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings writer Mike Wobschall would not be surprised if the team added a G this offseason.

The 2014 guard class might not be at the caliber of last year's group, but talent is there. Gabe Jackson could be among the top prospects at the position and he has plenty of experience on the inside. The same cannot be said for many tackle to guard conversions that will surely take place this offseason.
Feb 4 - 12:19 PM

Mississippi State senior G Gabe Jackson accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot-4, 340-pounder is blessed with premier size, strength and awareness. "He has a very firm anchor in pass protection, and he can create movement at the point of attack in the run game," NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah noted last month. We like his athleticism, flexibility and knee bend, but Jackson sometimes appears to be less than the sum of his parts. Jackson is likely ticketed for the middle rounds despite top-notch talent because he doesn't play as explosive as his gifts suggest he should, and his motor and aggressiveness have both been questioned.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 02:19:00 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah notes Mississippi State senior G Gabe Jackson is generating buzz in the scouting community.

"He has outstanding size, strength and awareness," Jeremiah notes. "He has a very firm anchor in pass protection, and he can create movement at the point of attack in the run game." The Bulldogs face Alabama on Saturday, and evaluators will surely be re-watching this matchup during the process.
Source: NFL.com
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 11:09:00 AM

One NFL scout who attended Mississippi State practices called senior G Gabe Jackson a "really, really impressive player."

"He is one big and powerful man," the scout added. Jackson entered his name into last April's draft but pulled out before the deadline. He received positive reports from the draft advisory board, but we doubt he was going to pass the likes of Jonathan Cooper, Chance Warmack, and Kyle Long. He's a power blocker at heart.
Source: Sun Herald
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 04:14:00 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt lists Mississippi State G Gabe Jackson as the No. 6 senior prospect prior to the 2013 season.

"Jackson is a first-round possibility and should have a long NFL career," Brandt writes. "He isn't at the same level as Chance Warmack (the 2013 first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans), who was exceptional." Last April, we saw plenty of teams invest in interior offensive linemen in the first couple rounds of the draft, however, we doubt Jackson can eclipse the top 32 picks.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Mississippi State G Gabe Jackson is NFL.com writer Gil Brandt's top senior interior OL.

Jackson runs a 5.25 forty, according to Brandt. The Bulldog "is a first-round possibility and should have a long NFL career.," Brandt writes. "He isn't at the same level as Warmack (the 2013 first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans), who was exceptional." Baylor's Cyril Richardson, Nebraska's Spencer Long, FSU's Bryan Stork, and Note Dame's Chris Watt round out the top five.
Source: NFL.com
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 02:01:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah noted his scouting buddies rave about Mississippi State senior G Gabe Jackson.

Jeremiah went on to say Jackson has a "big, powerful base and explosive hands." Many thought the Bulldog offensive lineman would declare for last April's draft, but evaluators won't turn down the chance to break down his film for another year. Despite teams investing more and more on interior offensive linemen, we doubt Jackson draws top-20 consideration.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Mississippi State junior G Gabe Jackson has decided to return to school for the 2013 season.

A report just a few days ago from SI's Tony Pauline stated that Jackson was "heavily leaning" towards declaring for April's Draft, but the junior's meeting with coaches apparently swayed him to stay. He will enter his senior season as one fo the top guard prospects in the country.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Mississippi State G Gabe Jackson is "heavily leaning towards entering the Draft," according to SI's Tony Pauline.

Pauline adds that "coaches (are) trying hard to get Jackson to return" for his senior season. The guard group is quite good at the top, but lacks depth in the late second, early third days. Jackson would add some nice depth due to his power and consistent improvement.
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 02:22:00 PM

Mississippi State junior G Gabe Jackson has filed paperwork to receiver an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

Plenty of talk has surrounded possible junior tackles declaring for the 2013 draft, but Jackson is one of the few interior offensive linemen that is considering the move. SI's Tony Pauline speculated in late November that Jackson would make the move to the NFL rather than return in 2013.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 01:10:00 PM

Mississippi junior DT Gabe Jackson is likely to enter the 2013 NFL Draft, according to SI's Tony Pauline.

Jackson does not get much run nationally, but he has been a consistent starting left guard for three seasons. He's not on the level of Alabama's CHance Warmack and is not as mobile as UNC's Jonathan Cooper, but Jackson will likely be selected on the second day in April.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 10:12:00 AM