Biography: Two-year starter who totaled 37/4/2 as a senior after junior totals of 20 tackles.
Positives: Strong, interior plugger who effectively holds the point of attack. Bends his knees, plays with terrific pad level, and works his hands to protect himself. Jolts defenders with a punch, displays the ability to slide off blocks and plays strong. Shows the ability to overpower double-team blocks and consistently gets push up the field.
Negatives: Lacks a quick change of direction and tends to lumber about the field. Does not always chase hard to make plays. Marginally productive.
Analysis: Jacobs is a straight-line defender who lacks the natural bulk to be a nose tackle at the next level and does not display the ability to make plays in the backfield as a conventional tackle. He must turn up the intensity and start to play to his measurables to make it out of camp this summer.
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