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Washington Redskins Draft Profile: Gabe Jackson, OG

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Gabe Jackson was one of the most dominant linemen in the SEC last year. Let's see how he will fit in the NFL.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Gabe Jackson

Offensive Guard

Height: 6’4"

Weight: 339

Mississippi State

Strengths: Gabe Jackson is a mauler at the guard spot. He has a wide base and the strength to be a road-grader at the next level. He is a pretty good pass blocker and his footwork has held up against elite competition. He was a four- year starter, and is one of the most experienced linemen in this draft.

Weaknesses: Jackson tends to play like less than the sum of his parts. When he puts it together he is dominant, but he needs to do that more consistently. Jackson can be sloppy in his stance, standing up too much and getting pushed back.

Bottom Line: Jackson does not have the upside of some of the other guards, but will definitely be taken in Day 2. If he can focus and overcome the mental lapses, he could be one of the most productive members of this class.

Projected Round: 2-3

Team he fits best on: Jackson would be most at home in a power running scheme. Both Tampa Bay guards have their issues, and Jackson could make a solid replacement for whichever one fails to recover.

Youtube Highlights

Gabe Jackson vs LSU 2013 (via JPDraftJedi)