Jackson (6-foot-3 3/4, 330 pounds) was a three-year starter for the Seminoles and is known as a physical run blocker -- not surprising, considering some schools wanted him as a defensive tackle out of high school in Jesup, Ga.
The Bucs also have a need at guard, whereas the Panthers would seem to be more in the market for a tackle. Tampa Bay picks second in the second round (34th overall), which is too early for Jackson, and first in the third round (65th overall), which seems in line with Jackson's projection.
Jackson, South Carolina's A.J. Cann, and Duke's Laken Tomlinson generally are considered the best prospects among those who played guard in college (not counting college tackles who project as guards in the NFL). NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks has Jackson as the No. 3 guard. Fellow analyst Lance Zierlein has Jackson as the No. 3 guard -- No. 2 among those who played the position in college -- and the No. 9 offensive lineman.
"Every day I get a chance to work out with him," Jackson said of Warford, "after workouts I'm trying to pull him off to the side and get little technique things he's using."