Raiders sign guard Gabe Jackson


As is becoming the custom around the league, the Raiders have their entire draft class signed well before training camp.

Oakland reached a four-year pact with guard Gabe Jackson on Thursday, the club said. He is the eighth and final of the Raiders’ selections to reach a deal.

A third-round pick, the 6-foot-3, 336-pound Jackson was a four-year starter at Mississippi State. He’s a youthful addition to a guard depth chart that has been revamped, with ex-Jet Austin Howard and ex-Giant Kevin Boothe among the new options inside in Oakland.

“He’s a powerful, physical young man. When you’re building a guard, physically, that’s what they look like,” Raiders director of player personnel Joey Clinkscales said of Jackson after the draft, according to the club’s website.

14 responses to “Raiders sign guard Gabe Jackson

  1. I watched his tape against LSU from this season ((you can find it on YouTube) and he looked impressive. LSU’s interior defensive linemen couldn’t budge him and he held up really well in pass protection.

  2. Gabe might be the last to sign, but will be the first to start. Guys a mauler. we finally got a guy we can run behind on the goal line, and on third and one.

  3. I got a real good feeling about this guy. Got a good feeling about the whole Raider draft. Finally gave Reggie some money and full allotment of draft picks and he did a good job.

  4. I think Gabe Jackson in the 3rd round this year was a much better choice than Menelik Watson in the 2nd round last year. I also think that Jackson will show that he is a good NFL-caliber player but even if he’s just decent that means that the Raiders can/should finally get rid of Khalif Barnes.


    I must admit I wasnt overly impressed with the Raiders’ free agent acquisitions, but couple them with the draft picks and you’ve got to feel pretty good about the blend of veterans and youth on this squad…

    Now, lets go boys… Git after it!!

  6. jjackwagon says: Jun 6, 2014 12:42 PM

    Can they play him at RB? They’ll need to if they want to protect Schaub, this year.
    Houston’s line was worse than Oakland’s last season. I’m sure Schaub will be happy to have that beef up front. But I’m not thrilled about the RB position, to be honest. MJD should be fairly productive if he can stay on his feet, and he’s a solid pass blocker. But as far as 29 year old RBs go, I’d rather have Jennings. We shall see.

  7. Who was the RB Al took with the 4th pick in the draft a few years ago. I think he was from Arkansas. Really fast but a huge bust. What was his name?

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