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Washington Redskins 2014 Player Profile: Rob Jackson, OLB

Profile for one of the longest tenured Redskins draft picks

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Rob Jackson

Outside Linebacker

Kansas State

Drafted in the 7th round of the 2008 Draft


Career Stats

Season Games Played Total Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Interceptions
2008 3 1 0 0 0
2009 5 1 0 0 0
2010 2 3 1 1 0
2011 16 10 0 0 0
2012 16 37 4.5 2 4
2013 12 19 2 0 1
Career 54 71 7.5 3 5

  • Believe it or not, defensive lineman Kedric Golston is the only player drafted by the Redskins that has been with the team for more consecutive seasons than Rob Jackson.
  • Jackson missed the first 4 games of last year due to a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
  • In 2012 (starting in place of the injured Brian Orakpo), Jackson was 2nd on the team in sacks, forced fumbles, and interceptions.
2014 Outlook

If the 2013 depth chart is any indication of how Jim Haslett likes to construct his unit, the Redskins will likely enter the season with 8 linebackers (4 ILBS, 4 OLBS). Barring injuries (knock on wood) it looks as if all 8 slots are taken. Brian Orakpo, Keenan Robinson, Perry Riley, and Ryan Kerrigan are the projected starters. Rookie Trent Murphy and the three free agent LBs, Akeem Jordan, Darryl Sharpton, and Adam Hayward, round out the back-up unit. Jordan and Sharpton provide solid depth at the ILB spots and Hayward (3 years, $3 million) is all but guaranteed to be the Redskins' special teams captain in 2014.

Considering the depth of this linebacker corps, Jackson's only hope is that Haslett and Gruden decide to keep a 9th LB by scaling back the number of safeties from 5 to 4 or the number of defensive lineman from 6 to 5. Even if that provision is made there is no guarantee that the 28 year old Jackson can beat out the 24 year old Brandon Jenkins for that last spot. A knowledge of the system will give him an edge over the newcomers but at this point we know Jackson's ceiling and it doesn't look high enough to keep his roster spot.

Roster Bubble

On the Bubble. The Redskins let him walk and brought him back after 3 weeks into free agency. He wasn't a priority then, he isn't a priority now.

Personal Information

Jackson is quietly the king of GIFs for the Washington Redskins. I'll dedicate this section of his profile to a few.

First up is the "Two Man Sack" from last year's pre-season game against Tampa Bay. That's OT Mike Remmers and QB Mike Glennon for the those that care.

Next is Rob's one-shining moment that will surely haunt Tony Romo's dreams for years...

Last, but not least, is the most random acting gig ever. The worst "Funny or Die" sketch I have seen to date.