Jestin Jacobs
Jestin Jacobs  LB  Iowa | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jestin Jacobs
Height
6-4
Weight
236
College
Iowa
Position
LB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Englewood, OH
76.4/100
Player Rating
33
PositionRank
4.63
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
53
Sol tackles
33

Jestin Jacobs LB Iowa | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jestin Jacobs LB Iowa
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.63 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 236
Date of Birth: 01/25/2001 Age: 21.5
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Overall Rating: 76.4 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
82%
Pass Rush:
70%
Run Defense:
75%
Coverage:
62%
DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #33
College Games: 19 College Snaps: 589
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (79/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #47 Pos Rank: #39 State Rank: #15
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (90.69/100 )
Ovr Rank: #152 Pos Rank: #10
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. Following high school, Jacobs opted to join Iowa.

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

As a sophomore for the Hawkeyes in 2021 Jacobs played in 14 games and took part on 518 snaps for the Hawkeyes. He recorded 41 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 23 stops. In coverage Jacobs made one pass break up, one interception, and a 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.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Combines very good instincts with above-average reaction skills. Almost always finds the ball in traffic.
  • Has very good playing speed and is fast in pursuit, chasing down the action with a closing burst. Coordinated and looks natural in space.
  • Shows toughness to get under the pads of tackles to bull them, club them upfield to get the inside lane, or fight through blocks for secondary rush when the passer steps up.
  • Reacts well to draw plays and misdirection, sniffs out screens to his side of the field. Keeps his eyes in the backfield when rushing the passer and uses hands and strength to stay in the play.
  • Best attribute. Extreme quickness off the edge, has the flexibility to turn the corner.
  • Good athlete. Shows a natural feel for pass rushing. Very good lateral agility to shake pass blockers.
  • Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a strong jam on outside receivers.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Possesses average instincts. More likely to make plays with quick reactions than by diagnosing.
  • Locates the ball but takes circuitous routes to go get to it. Should use power and long arms to take on and disengage from blocks. Inefficient with his angles.
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How other scouting services rate Jestin Jacobs (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
197.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
29.0