With the 75th overall selection, the Detroit Lions selected Ohio State Guard Jonah Jackson
Jonah Jackson started his collegiate career at Rutgers form 2015-18, then transfered to Ohio State in his final year of eligibility. In his final season, he was a Big Ten Champion while being named third-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Big Ten. He was a honorable mention all-conference player in 2018.
Jackson can be used as a center as well as guard. A versatile player, Jackson will fit nicely going against NFL nose tackles. He was known for playing with a great amount of aggression, and being an immovable object. His play got significantly better towards the final weeks of the season.
Jackson played tall and not being able to get into an elite stance. He is only 6-3, which could lead to struggles against defensive lineman with longer arms and greater push. His hands can also be slow coming off the block to switch to a different attacker.
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What the Analysts Say
Guard/center prospect whose run-blocking and pass protection tape are polar opposites. He’s not a natural bender and the hand placement is rough, making sustaining blocks a challenge. However, the narrow base as a drive blocker turns into a wide, balanced base in pass sets. He’s a terrific processor of twists and blitzes who expedites his process and finds his work. If a team can improve the hands and body control they might have something, but he’s more likely a backup option for teams targeting pass protection inside at guard or center. – Lance Zierlein NFL Network
Jackson has the possibility to be a great fit in Detroit. Jeff Davidson, the offensive line coach was a former player and is known for connecting with younger guys. Jackson should come in right away and be starter in that offensive line, having to battle Casey Tucker in camp.