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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Mississippi State OG Gabe Jackson

04.03.14 at 9:36 am ET
By will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.


Position: Offensive guard

School: Mississippi State

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 336 pounds

Achievements: First offensive lineman to win Conerly Trophy, won inaugural Kent Hull Award, 2013 second-team All-American (Walter Camp, USA Today, Athlon Sports), 2013, 2012 first-team All-SEC, 2010 freshman All-SEC selection (coaches)

What he brings: Jackson not only has ideal size, but he possesses good movement despite his larger frame. Scouts say, though, that he sometimes lacks awareness of where he is on the field and does not have elite quickness when recovering.

Where the Patriots could get him: Round 2

Notes: Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage named Jackson the top offensive lineman for the South in the 2014 Senior Bowl. … After redshirting in 2009, Jackson started in 52 consecutive games. The Liberty, Miss., native helped the team break school records for total yards, first downs and yards per game during his senior season.

Related articles: Mississippi State’s Gabe Jackson yes top grade of South offensive linemen at Senior Bowl Football: Mississippi State’s Gabe Jackson wins Conerly Trophy as state’s top college player

Video: Here is a video highlighting Jackson’s career at Mississippi State.

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