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Raiders add size to offensive line, draft OG Gabe Jackson

The Raiders traded down in the third round for the first time in the 2014 draft, trading from the 67th pick down to the 81st overall pick. In the process, the Raiders added another 4th round selection – number 116 overall. With their third round pick, then, Oakland addressed the offensive line, adding a mauler in guard Gabe Jackson out of Mississippi State. Jackson, a physical...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things you should know about Raiders third round pick guard Gabe Jackson

The Oakland Raiders made their third-round selection on Friday night, taking Gabe Jackson out of Mississippi State. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Raiders. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the guard: 1. He is a BIG BOY at 6’3 and 330 pounds, adding to an already very big line. 2. The Raiders biggest need...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Plenty of options in the draft for Jaguars at offensive line

The Jacksonville Jaguars appear to have some work to do if they want a shot at improving the passing attack, regardless of who the quarterback is. Having a good, solid group of receivers can help, but it all boils down to protection–in this league, you have to be able to keep your field general upright and keep the pocket clean, something the Jaguars haven’t been able to do....
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi State's Jackson wins the Conerly

Mississippi State left guard Gabe Jackson was named the winner of the Conerly Trophy on Tuesday night, becoming the first offensive lineman to earn the honor in its 18-year history. The 6-foot-4, 340-pound Jackson beat out a field of five finalists, including Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace, during the ceremony at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. The other three...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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