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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jacob Dobbs, LB, Holy Cross

Jacob Dobbs is a well-disciplined LB with a good motor in the Holy Cross defense. Hula Bowl scout PJ Hardaway breaks him down as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Jacob Dobbs # 27
School (Code)Holy Cross (MAHC)
Class Yr5th year (rSr)
Height, Weight6000e, 237e
40 Yd Dash4.62e
Honors/CaptainshipWilliam V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist (2023) Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year (2021) Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) Jerry Rice Award Finalist (2019)
Season Viewed (yr)2023
Games WatchedBoston College, Harvard, Bucknell
Scout Name / DatePaul “PJ” Hardaway, 10/27/2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

20238 GP/ 58 Solo, 53 Asst, 111 Tot, 10.5-30 TFL-Yds, 5-14 Sacks-Yds, 0 Int, 0 PD, 3 FF, 0 FR, 0 BLK 
20224 GP/ 18 Solo, 20 Asst, 38 Tot, 1.5-4 TFL-Yds, 0-0 Sacks-Yds, 0 Int, 0 PD, 0 FF. 0 FR, 0 BLK
202113 GP/ 75 Solo, 62 Asst, 137 Tot, 17.5-74 TFL-Yds, 9.5-60 Sacks-Yds, 0 Int, 3 PD, 0 FF. 0 FR, 0 BLK 
2020 4 GP/ 25 Solo, 16 Asst, 41 Tot, 3.5-10 TFL-Yds, 1-5 Sacks-Yds, 1 Int, 1 PD, 0 FF. 1 FR, 0 BLK 

Player Summary:

5-year letterman, 5-year starter who has played in 42 career games and has 42 starts under his belt. Has an athletically thick build of a body. Has good mental processing, communicates and adjusts defensive front at pre-snap, uses good eye discipline when focusing and reading his gap assignments. Displays good play strength, shows willingness to stick nose into run lanes, maintains balance, attacks gap assignment to assist in constricting running lanes to stop runners at LOS. Moves well along the LOS when in traffic, uses hands, extends arms to create space between blocker when met at second level, while continuing to move feet once engaged at POA. Has a good motor when pursuing runners, sifts through traffic, avoids blockers to run play down. Displays solid play speed, keeps eyes in the backfield when blitzing from LB depth, putting stress on the LOS, while forcing QB to exit the pocket. Does a good job getting depth in coverage, uses good inside leverage forcing TE to be rerouted. Does not do a good job disengaging OL, does not initiate contact, gets pushed out of position at point of impact due to marginal pad level. Not much of an impact vs pulling guards when met at the second level, gets washed out the play when coming down hill vs combo blocks. Does make wrong gap reads at times, which leads to losing sight of runners due to getting lost in traffic. Does not do well vs agile, speedy RBs in open space, lacks the speed to close distance once RBs get to the outside.

Scheme Fit:

4-3 or 4-2-5 defense, mainly in run support, spying QBs with occasional coverage responsibility.

Power Statement:

An athletically stout run stopping linebacker who can constrict run lanes coupled with good play strength, while putting stress on the OL at POA. 

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