Leon Jacobs, Linebacker
After being drafted in the seventh round out of Wisconsin, Leon Jacobs was projected to be a special teams contributor, nothing more. However, Jacobs has managed to earn first-team reps all of camp and took part in four series with the first-team defense against the Saints. While only recording two tackles, he looked solid.
Currently locked in a position battle for the starting SAM linebacker spot, Jacobs was thought to be behind Blair Brown entering camp. Despite this, he has clearly made an impression with his play. Myles Jack is sliding into the vacant middle linebacker spot left by Paul Posluszny. The former Badger could really secure the inside track with another strong performance against the Vikings. Some of Jacobs’ best strengths are strength and athleticism, which would align with the rest of the Jaguars starting linebackers, Myles Jack and Telvin Smith.
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