Steelers add QB Jacobs

Bowling Green's Omar Jacobs, funky delivery and all, will have the opportunity to learn behind Pittsburgh quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Charlie Batch.

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SCOUTING REPORT

Full Name: Omar Jacobs School: Bowling Green Pos: QB

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 232 40: 4.84 Year: 4Jr

Bio: Two-year starter named MAC Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore after numbers of 69.9%/4,002/41/4. All-Conference selection last season after struggling through much of the campaign with a shoulder injury, posting 60.7%/2591/26/7.

Pos: Ultra-productive collegiate passer with potential for the next level. Poised in the pocket, finds the open wideout and places throws where only his receivers can make the reception. Goes to secondary targets and possesses a quick, explosive release. Has a powerful arm and effortlessly drives the ball downfield. Possesses a good sense of timing, hitting receivers as they leave their breaks. Picks up yardage with his legs when things.

Neg: Struggled as a junior in reading defenses and tossing the ball into coverage. His throws lack touch. Shuffles his feet in the pocket. Has a low trajectory, throwing the ball through his ear at times. Rarely took a snap behind center.

Analysis: A system quarterback, Jacobs made a poor choice entering the draft after his junior campaign. Far from polished, he has the physical skills to play in the NFL but must learn a pro-style offense.


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