Scouting Report: Gabe Jackson

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

 Gabe Jackson

OG r-Sr. Mississippi State




Height: 6’3 ¼”                            Weight: 336                          Arm length: 33 ¾”                     40 yard Dash: 5.51

Broad Jump: 108 in                  Bench: 30 reps                    Vertical jump: 29 in            20 yard Shuttle: 4.78         

 


Strengths

·         Strong, big boded guard with elite size

·         Anchors and stonewalls bull rush

·         Patient pass protector who plays well against power

·         Does very good job recognizing stunts and blitzes

·         Passes man to tackle and chips pass rusher

·         Shows occasional pop off the line to blow defender back

·         Can maul defender

·         Reach blocks well

  

Weaknesses

·         Not as effective in space, more of a phone booth player

·         Doesn’t extend and lock defender out

·         Sometimes lets man into chest

·         Doesn’t pull well, hips are a bit stiff

·         Bends at waist and leans on defender

·         Needs to sustain blocks longer

·         Will struggle versus speed

·         Needs to realize potential

 

Analysis:

Gabe Jackson is a big, strong physical guard who has limited athletic mobility but makes up for it with good technique and strength. He has the strength to root out lineman and the patience, technique and fundamentals to be an effective pass blocker. His ideal fit is in a power running scheme where he can fire into defenders. He struggles versus speed but more often than not he puts himself in the right position to counter. Jackson should be a solid starter and borderline all-pro for many years. Has instant starter potential.