Speaking to reporters at Wednesday's NFL Play 60 Youth Football Clinic, Gordon cited Jackson's new website, savetherunningback.org.
If Gordon and Georgia's Todd Gurley go off the board in the first round, he believes that will give running backs in future draft classes hope.
"Steven Jackson said it best, 'save the running backs,' " Gordon continued. "That's honestly the movement. That's what it is. #STRB. Save The Running Backs. When we were younger, everybody wanted to be a running back. Now everybody wants to be a corner. We're just trying to bring it back."
On a recent edition of the Around The NFL Podcast, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah noted that the national media has gotten carried away with the notion of positional value, pointing out that it often comes in waves.
"To me, these are two of the best backs to come out in some time," Jeremiah added. "I think Gordon's a really, really good player."
At this point, it would be a major surprise if both backs aren't selected in the first round Thursday night.