BY DANIEL MOGOLLON
COLLEGE FOOTBALL INSIDERS
It should be no surprise than someone named King David who checks in at 6’8” would be on everyone’s radar. Heading into his senior season, Auburn’s left tackle King (David) Dunlap is among the most highly rated offensive linemen according to the pro scouts. His job is to make sure that not too many people take note of the opposing team’s defensive end by keeping them away from the quarterback. This week, one of those players is Rob Jackson of Kansas St. While not well known – yet, this Wildcat did earn All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, recording 4.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for a loss last season, his first playing Division I football and he is all jacked up about year number two.
“I’m really excited,” Jackson said of getting the season started against the Auburn Tigers this Saturday (7:45, ESPN). “The whole team is excited. During two-a-days and before you put your pads on, you can feel the energy on the field.”
Not only does the K-State senior understand what it means going up against a Southeastern Conference giant such as Auburn, but Mr. Jackson realizes the opportunity he has this weekend.
“Yeah – that’s my goal,” Jackson respectfully stated when asked if he was going to try to take the King’s crown this Saturday. “It’s good. It’s good people get a chance to see me go up against a good tackle. Obviously people are gonna be watching him (Dunlap) – if people are watching him then they’re gonna be watching me so it’ll definitely be a good match up.”
If Jackson is able to break through against Dunlap to sack the Auburn quarterback, the Connecticut native could begin to move up the draft charts for 2008.
Keep an eye out for more studs versus sleepers throughout the college football season.
• To hear the NFL Draft Bible Player Spotlight with Rob Jackson in its entirety click here: http://nfldraftbible.com/
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