MOBILE, Ala. – Mississippi State senior offensive guard Gabe Jackson has gathered the attention of numerous NFL scouts and coaches this week as he represents the Bulldogs in the 2014 Senior Bowl, which culminates at 3 p.m. CT Saturday live on the NFL Network from Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Jackson has spent the entire week in Mobile visiting with teams and working out. He will suit up for the South Team on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 335-pound All-Southeastern Conference selection was named “Senior Bowl Player of the Day” by the NFL Network on Wednesday.
“He is a big man with excellent movement skills,” said Charles Davis of the NFL Network. “He’s an absolute road grader. If you are looking for a guard, a guy who can play, Gabe Jackson is the guy you need to look at.”
Jackson was named to nine All-America teams and helped Mississippi State set numerous single-season offensive records including most total yards of offense (5,647), most passing yards (3,178), most completions (253) and most passing yards per game (244.5).
Jackson is the 84th player in Mississippi State history to have earned a spot in the Senior Bowl, and the Bulldogs have had at least one representative each year since 1995. He started all 52 games of his career at left guard.