STRENGTHS - Jacobson shows natural awareness and a high football IQ on the interior of the offensive line, especially in pass protection. He does a good job of pulling to the second level and is an effective blocker in the running game. Jacobson uses his hands well and can control a defender when his hands are locked on.
WEAKNESSES - Jacobson has very heavy feet and struggles to move laterally inside. In pass protection, he plays too tall and he allows defenders to get into his body and drive him back into the pocket. He doesn't have excellent strength and he struggles to create a push when in-line blocking. He doesn't do well heads up against powerful defensive linemen. Jacobson is a waist-bender and will lunge his upper body into contact and his height (6'6") hurts his ability to stay balanced while moving.
SUMMARY - Jacobson is a naturally aware football player with the intelligence required to play the position. He doesn't get caught out of position and has enough short area quickness to pull to the second level and impact the running game in a positive way. He is going to struggle physically to stay with the big tackles in the NFL, and he will get pushed around at the point of attack. Jacobson is a very tall guard, and in order for him to play in the NFL he will need to add bulk and strength to his body to play with better body control and leverage. Jacobson is a big body with the smarts to play the position, he needs to fill out and get stronger. Overall, he warrants a late-round (7th) grade or would be a solid priority free agent pick up for a team looking to develop a player that could be a solid backup guard.