Photo of Gabe Jackson
Drafted By: Raiders
  • Round 3
  • Pick 17
  • Overall 81

Combine Results

Grade
5.72 ?
  • 5.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Another solid pick. Jackson is a physical interior offensive lineman. Most people think he's best in a phone booth, which means he's strong and tough." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 336LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Played for his father as a Mississippi prep. Redshirted in 2009. Started all 52 games of his career at left guard 2010-13. Did not give up a sack his last two seasons. Two-time team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Exceptional girth with long arms and a thick lower body. Fundamentally sound with advanced technique. Quick out of his stance. Good anchor. Strong, efficient punch (can pop and recoil). Keeps his hands inside and controls defenders. Mirrors in pass protection. Walls off running lanes. Understands positioning and angles. Athletic enough to short pull effectively -- nice balance and body control for a big man. Good eyes, awareness and reactions. Smart and tough. Durable four-year starter. Professional makeup.

Weaknesses

Lacks explosive power to shock defenders. Does not blow defenders off the ball in the run game. Average overall athletic ability and lateral agility. Is unsudden and lacks elite recovery quickness. Occasionally fails to dig his heels in and gives ground vs. strong bull rushes. Stressed to cut off fast-flowing linebackers. Recorded the slowest 20-yard split (3.28 seconds) and tied for the slowest 40 time (5.63 seconds) of any player at the combine. Could require some patience with complex playbooks.

Draft Projection

Rounds 2-3

Bottom Line

Big, thickly built, relatively nuanced blocker who brings a steadying presence to the interior offensive line. Dependability and effectiveness blocking for pass and run combined with sterling intangibles, including football intelligence, make him capable of starting as a rookie and holding down a position for years to come.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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