NFL Draft Scouting Report: Omar Jacobs

The Mid-American Conference is becoming well-known for the talented quarterbacks placed into the NFL for a half-decade now. Several passers made their way into the draft's top-twenty selections and are still blossoming into terrific NFL signal callers. Tonight we profile the next great one to come from this conference.

Full Name:  Omar Jacobs  School  Bowling Green

Ht:   6-4  Wt  225  40: 4.7

Pos: Big-armed, accurate passer who does an outstanding job commanding the offense.  Natural looking off the safety, sits in the pocket buying time for receivers and drives the ball downfield with a flick of his wrist.  Loses nothing throwing on the run and accurate passing on the move.  Leads targets with throws, letting receivers go up and get the ball.  Fires the ball between defenders and consistently shows outstanding pass placement.  Effectively reads the defense and finds the open wide outs.  

Neg: Takes most of his snaps out of the shotgun.  Gathers and readies himself before releasing the ball.  Has a three quarters delivery and releases the ball through his ear, at times throwing with almost a side arm motion.  Under throws deep targets on occasion.  Could be criticized for holding the ball too long.

Analysis: A physically talented football player and gifted signal caller, Jacobs has outstanding potential for the next level.  Benefits from a quarterback friendly system at BGSU and must learn to play a pro-style offense but a quarterback prospect NFL-franchises can build around.


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