5. Gabe Jackson
Anytime I’ve needed to use a picture of Gabe Jackson, I always use this one. Always.
“A picture is worth a thousand words” definitely holds true here. If I had to describe to someone Gabe’s style of play, I would just show them this picture.
But to elaborate, Gabe is a mauler. He’s the definition of a player that plays with a mean streak. If he doesn’t have anyone to guard, he’ll go find someone to hit. And the beauty of it is that he does this while not sacrificing quality of play.
Gabe has refined his technique quite a bit since he debuted, certainly with plenty of credit to Mike Tice, but Jackson has morphed into one of the better guards in the league. Not bad a third-round pick. And he just turned 25 on July 12th, so he has plenty of room left to get even better.
With Osemele on board, Jackson will be sliding over to the right side. That adjustment isn’t an easy to one make, but Gabe has the talent and the football IQ to make it happen.
With KO on the left, Hudson in the middle and Gabe on the right, that’s arguably the best interior offensive line in the NFL.
– Nick Hjeltness