Tight end-defensive end who prepped in Louisiana. Began his college career at LSU (wore jersey No. 84), where he redshirted in 2010 and did not record receiving stats in '11 (10 games). Played nine games in '12 (one start) and tallied five receptions for 58 yards (11.6-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Was suspended for the Tigers' final four games for a violation of team rules. Transferred to I-AA McNeese State for the '13 season, starting 12-of-13 games and catching 32-453-4 (14.2). Strained his right pectoral muscle during the bench-press test and did not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Outstanding size with a good frame -- possesses enough girth to block inline. Effort blocker works to position and tries to run his feet on contact. Effective move blocker -- shows good awareness and reactions to adjust to and fit on targets. Functional short receiver -- generally catches what he should and offers a short-to-intermediate target.
Could stand to get stronger. Tight hips and stiff ankles. Pedestrian foot speed -- does not threaten the seam. Will struggle to create separation vs. man coverage. Limited after the catch. Does not generate power through his lower half. Could stand to improve his blocking technique -- tends to bend at the waist. Does not physically dominate FCS competition.
Round 7-Priority free agent
An LSU transfer, Jacobs is a monotone, inline-blocking Y tight end lacking exceptional athletic traits for the pro game. Will have to excel as a blocker to stick as a No. 3.