Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Leon Jacobs

Outside linebacker
School: Wisconsin | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.5 / 245 | 40: 4.48 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.32
Projected Round
6th
Bio: 
First-year starter at outside linebacker who was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten and made 60 tackles (9.5 for loss) with 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and three pass breakups in 2017 to earn an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game. Recorded 37 tackles, one sack and one interception as a junior despite moving to fullback in camp. Started three of four games at inside linebacker in 2015 before a toe injury ended his season. Made one start as a sophomore and posted 28 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Pos: 
Productive linebacker with a well-rounded game. Forceful up the field, displays good change of direction and shows ability in backside pursuit. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and displays edge speed. Strong for his size, holds his ground against blocks and sells out to make plays.
Neg: 
Was primarily lined up over tackle and asked to make plays up the field. Possesses just a short burst as opposed to long speed. Average skill in coverage.
Analysis: 
Jacobs offers solid size, plays with an aggressive mentality and could be used as a situational 3-4 linebacker who defends the run and rushes the passer.