Jestin Jacobs
Jestin Jacobs  LB  Iowa | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jestin Jacobs
Height
6-4
Weight
238
College
Iowa
Position
LB
Class
Junior
Home town
Englewood, OH
74.0/100
Player Rating
29
PositionRank (LB)
4.63
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
6
Sol tackles
2

Jestin Jacobs LB Iowa | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jestin Jacobs LB Iowa
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.63 seconds (73%*)
Overall Rank: #403 Position Rank: #29 (LB)
Height: 6-4 (95%*)
Weight: 238 (42%*)
Weight: 238 (42%*)
Date of Birth: 01/25/2001 Age: 22.0
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.63 seconds (73%*)
Overall Rank: #403 Position Rank: #29 (LB)
Height: 6-4 (95%*) Weight: 238 (42%*)
Age: 22.0 DOB: 01/25/2001
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 74.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
74%
Pass Rush:
65%
Run Defense:
75%
Coverage:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #29
College Games: 21 College Snaps: 621
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 79/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #47 Pos Rank: #39 State Rank: #15
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 91 Stars 247 RATING: 91/100
Ovr Rank: #152 Pos Rank: #10
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Jestin Jacobs from Northmont High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Jacobs joined Iowa after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Jacobs saw action in 5 games and played a total of 71 snaps at linebacker for the Hawkeyes. He recorded only 5 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 4 stops.

As a sophomore for the Hawkeyes in 2021 Jacobs played in 14 games and took part in 518 snaps for the Hawkeyes. He recorded 41 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 23 stops. In coverage Jacobs made one pass breakup, one interception, and a solid QB rating when targetted of 86.9. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 6 total pressures, and 5 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Jacobs played in just 2 games and contributed on 32 snaps. He recorded only 5 tackles, one assist while making 4 stops.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Shows the closing burst and footwork to work well in tight areas.
  • Combines very good instincts with above-average reaction skills. Almost always finds the ball in traffic.
  • Greet feel in coverage. Often arrives at the receiver at the same time as the ball, giving up few yards after the catch. Possesses straight-line speed to stay with or chase down receivers in man.
  • His ability to anticipate gives him legitimate sideline-to-sideline range. He’ll work hard to disengage when Jacobs has to, and he has the long arms and heavy hands to shed blocks.
  • Reads the quarterback to anticipate and is a candidate to play outside.
  • Jacobs will always try to plow into the largest piles and has a good knack of ending up glued to the ballcarrier.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Plays upright. Ducks his head and fails to wrap up at times. Inconsistent in giving full effort to be the second man in on the play. Must learn to use hands to beat blocks.
  • Lacks functional strength in the pass rush, struggling to disengage and too easily pushed past the pocket.
  • Does not blow up targets. Many inside tackles are catch-and-drags, which will be more difficult to make at the next level.
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How other scouting services rate Jestin Jacobs (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
303.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
13.0