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Draft Profile: CB Jerry Jacobs

3 February 2021 CORNERBACK DRAFT Eagles News Interviews


Height: 5’11”
Weight 200 lbs.
College: Arkansas

Accomplishments:

•2nd Team All-Sun Belt
•All-KJCC at Hutchinson Community College

Career Stats:

•2017 (12 gms)- 39 TKL, 7 TFL, 4 INT (1 TD), 12 PD, 1 FRTD
•2018 (13 gms)- 32 TKL, 3 TFL, 4 INT, 8 PD
•2019 (4 gms)- 21 TKL, 1 TFL, 2 PD
•2020 (4 gms)- 17 TKL, 1 TFL

Pros:

•Versatility
•Toughness
•Tackling
•Fluidity
•Body Control
•Hands

Cons:

•Needs to be more physical on LOS
•Speed
•Awareness

Analysis:

Jacobs was an intriguing prospect to study. He was great in his first year at Hutchinson Community College, which helped earn him a spot on the Arkansas State roster, after transfer. His first year there earned him 2nd-Team honors on the All-Sun Belt Team but his second season was cut short by a knee injury. He then decided to to transfer to a bigger school, Arkansas. With Covid ripping through our country and another minor injury, Jerry spoke with his family and decided it be best to opt-out and prepare for the NFL Draft. I can’t say I blame him and since then, he’s done all he can to get his name known. He looked good at the College Gridiorn Showcase and will hope to find his way on to a roster this off-season. He lacks ideal speed but his feet and body control make up for a lot of that. He has really good hands and fights for the ball. He could work on being more physical at the line of scrimmage but he definitely has the toughness to grow in that area. His ability to play inside and outside, while also playing zone and man, will go a very long way to finding himself on a roster.

Fit:

The Eagles desperately need help at the CB position and should be looking to add one or two during the draft, or post-draft. Jacobs would provide the versatility this Defense usually “thrives” off of with DBs. Now, that didn’t always pan out but you can see the way the NFL is headed in that area. He would be a great fit for Gannon’s Defense, as he would provide depth and he could start out as a solid Special Teams player.


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