2015 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Tre Jackson (OL, Florida State)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

After selecting four defensive players to start the 2015 NFL Draft, the Patriots were back on the clock for the 111th pick. They finally chose to add to the offensive side of the ball and selected Tre Jackson (OL, Florida State), former teammate and linemate of Bryan Stork.

Jackson has immense physical gifts. At 6’4″ and 330 pounds, he has the bulk and strength to move even the biggest humans working in the NFL. He seems to enjoy beating on defensive linemen, but has just enough agility and balance to out-position them as well.

Jackson could stand to improve his work out in space and moving to the second level. His strength lies in moving forward and winning with an initial jolt of strength and power. He projects mainly as a right guard, where he won’t be asked to pull as much. His weaknesses will be masked there, while his ability to help Stork contain the monstrous defensive tackles that toil in the AFC East.

Jackson will do fine short-setting in the Patriots quick passing game, but asking him to move laterally and mirror for long periods of time is not what you want to see.

An offensive line combination of Nate Solder, Ryan Wendell, Bryan Stork, Jackson and Sebastian Vollmer should make Tom Brady and the Patriots running backs smile.

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8 Responses to “2015 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Tre Jackson (OL, Florida State)”

  1. acm says:

    Good value in the 4th round. Guess a shift towards power-blocking run schemes is well on its way.

  2. ashley says:

    Really like this pick!!!!

  3. Oppitz says:

    Funny thing, if Belichick pick Jackson at the 2nd round, everybody would say good pick even thought he lasted almost 2 rounds after the pick… So thats what we know about “reaches”

  4. KNOWLEDGE says:

    Can Stork possibly play left guard and have Shaq Mason play Center? Mason’s compact size make him an explosive run blocker coming out of Georgia Tech. I’m not sure how much he has been in shotgun but I think he could be a starter at LG or C

    • rdf63 says:

      The Mason and Jackson picks are terrific! Mason is a great run blocker and Stork and Jackson can play both center or guard. I think these two picks solidifies the Pats OLine for a long time!

  5. dslave says:

    cb dorn grant is still there

  6. MM-II says:

    No worries.

  7. Kevan says:

    Now let’s go get IFo Ekpre Olomu with the next pick

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