Curtis Jacobs
Curtis Jacobs  LB  Penn State | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Curtis Jacobs
Height
6-1
Weight
241
College
Penn State
Position
LB
Class
Junior
Home town
Glen Burnie, MD
79.9/100
Player Rating
15
PositionRank (LB)
4.58
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
50
Sol tackles
31

Curtis Jacobs LB Penn State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Curtis Jacobs LB Penn State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: COVERAGE LB
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.58 seconds (83%*)
Age: 22.2 DOB: 02/18/2002
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-1 (35%*) Weight: 241 (54%*)
Hands: 10 1/4 (79%*) Arm: 31 1/2 (33%*) Span: 78 (87%*)
Forty: 4.58 (C) (83%*) Shuttle: 4.40 (P) (26%*) Ten Yard: 1.59 (C) (70%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (61%*) Broad: 124 (C) (86%*)
Three Cone: 7.15 (P) (45%*) Bench: 18 (C) (20%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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PLAY STYLE: COVERAGE LB
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.58 seconds (83%*)
Age: 22.2 DOB: 02/18/2002
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-1 (35%*) Weight: 241 (54%*)
Hands: 10 1/4 (79%*) Arm: 31 1/2 (33%*)
Span: 78 (87%*)
Forty: 4.58 (C) (83%*) Shuttle: 4.40 (P) (26%*)
10 Yard: 1.59 (C) (70%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (61%*) Broad: 124 (C) (86%*)
3 Cone: 7.15 (P) (45%*) Bench: 18 (C) (20%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 79.9 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
70%
Pass Rush:
76%
Run Defense:
60%
Coverage:
72%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 6th
Overall Rank: #187 Position rank: #15
College Games: 43 College Snaps: 1614
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Nick Hampton - Appalachian State
92%
D'Marco Jackson - Appalachian State
87%
Mike Jones Jr. - LSU
84%
Draft Profile: Bio
Curtis Jacobs from McDonogh High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Jacobs joined Penn State after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Jacobs saw action in 7 games and played a total of 64 snaps at linebacker for the Nittany Lions. He recorded only 7 tackles, no assists, while adding 3 stops. In coverage Jacobs notched up one pass breakup, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 94.4.

As a sophomore for the Nittany Lions in 2021 Jacobs played in 12 games and took part in 605 snaps for the Nittany Lions. He recorded 48 tackles, 17 assists, while adding 29 stops. In coverage Jacobs made no pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 82.3. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 10 total pressures, and 6 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Jacobs played in 11 games and contributed on 494 snaps. He recorded 36 tackles, 11 assists while making 23 stops. In coverage Jacobs chalked up one pass breakup, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 63.8. As a pass rusher, he produced 19 total pressures, which included 14 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the year.

In 2023 as a senior Jacobs logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 425 snaps for the Nittany Lions. He also added 34 tackles, 13 assists, and 23 stops. While in coverage Jacobs made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 102.6. As a pass rusher, he tallied 12 total pressures, which included 6 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
  • Along with great instincts, he’s an explosive mover. Jacobs can disrupt plays in the backfield due to his ability to read and react quickly.
  • He shows good speed and closing burst when blitzing.
  • Best attribute. Extreme quickness off the edge, has the flexibility to turn the corner.
  • Jacobs can be used as a rangy run defender inside, instinctive when it comes to locating the ball with the quickness to get to it before blockers can react at the second level.
  • Combines very good instincts with above-average reaction skills. Almost always finds the ball in traffic.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Jacobs is slow to locate the ball and too often overruns plays, easily fooled by counters and misdirections. He has limited experience in coverage, and his awareness when dropping into zone will likely be an issue.
  • He’s going to have to add weight, and even then Jacobs will likely be a liability against the run.
  • Jacobs lacks elite traits in the pass rush and will need to develop a counter move.

Curtis Jacobs percentiles vs other Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Curtis Jacobs (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
165.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
18.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.