Jackson Taken in Seventh Round by Redskins

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State’s Rob Jackson became the second Wildcat to be selected in the 2008 NFL Draft as the defensive end was taken in the seventh round by the Washington Redskins.


Jackson, who became K-State’s 47h player drafted since 1992, followed wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who was Green Bay’s first selection of the draft at No. 36 overall on Saturday. Kansas State has now had two or more players taken in the NFL Draft in eight of the last 10 years.


A native of West Haven, Conn., Jackson started 23 of 25 career games as a Wildcat and totaled 61 tackles, 13 of which went for losses, and 6.5 sacks in two seasons in Manhattan.


This past season, Jackson tallied 25 total stops, 4.5 behind the line of scrimmage, with two sacks in 12 games played.

As a junior, Jackson earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the coaches after collecting 36 tackles while ranking second on the team in both tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (4.5). Jackson ranked 20th in the Big 12 among defensive linemen with 24 total tackles in league games and eighth in the league with four sacks in conference games.