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NFL Draft 2018: Jacksonville Jaguars select LB Leon Jacobs in Round 7

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The Jaguars are getting a steal!

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The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Leon Jacobs in the seventh round with the No. 230 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday.

The all-time leader in games played by an FBS player (59), Jacobs selflessly moved around various positions in his time at Wisconsin, going from outside linebacker to inside linebacker, then playing both fullback and later inside linebacker last season. For the 2017 season, he moved back outside and formed an imposing duo with fellow ‘backer Garret Dooley.

In 14 games, Jacobs responded to the move back to his original position with 60 tackles, 9.5 for loss, along with 3.5 sacks and two interceptions on one of the nation’s top defenses.

Jacobs participated in the 2018 East-West Shrine Game back in January along with former teammates Alec James and Natrell Jamerson, then was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Leon Jacobs Measurables

Height Weight Arm Length Hand Size 40-Yard Dash Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump 20-Yard Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Height Weight Arm Length Hand Size 40-Yard Dash Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump 20-Yard Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
6'3 246 pounds 33.5" 9.5" 4.48 seconds 26 reps 34.5" 10'2 4.44 seconds 7.14 seconds

At the Combine, Jacobs showed his freakish athletic ability, running a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at 246 pounds and bench pressing 225 pounds 26 times.

SB Nation’s Dan Kadar recently wrote that Jacobs is one of his eight sleepers in the draft.

Jacobs joins teammates Nick Nelson, Troy Fumagalli, Natrell Jamerson and Jack Cichy as Badgers selected in this 2018 NFL Draft.

He also becomes part of a group of former Wisconsin linebackers like Chris Borland, Joe Schobert, T.J. Watt, Vince Biegel and Cichy who have been drafted since 2014.

2018 NFL Draft Badgers tracker

Player Position Team Draft Selection/UDFA Draft Pick/Signing Story Scouting Report Interview
Player Position Team Draft Selection/UDFA Draft Pick/Signing Story Scouting Report Interview
Nick Nelson CB Oakland Raiders Round 4, Pick 10 (No. 110 overall) Read Here Read Here
Troy Fumagalli TE Denver Broncos Round 5, Pick 19 (No. 156 overall) Read Here Read Here
Natrell Jamerson S New Orleans Saints Round 5, Pick 27 (No. 164 overall) Read Here Read Here Read Here
Jack Cichy LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers Round 6, Pick 28 (No. 202 overall) Read Here Read Here Read Here
Leon Jacobs LB Jacksonville Jaguars Round 7, Pick 12 (No. 230 overall) Read Here Read Here
Garret Dooley LB Minnesota Vikings UDFA Read Here Read Here
Alec James DL Arizona Cardinals UDFA Read Here Read Here
Austin Ramesh FB Arizona Cardinals UDFA Read Here Read Here Read Here
Conor Sheehy DL Green Bay Packers UDFA Read Here Read Here
Derrick Tindal CB Read Here
Joe Ferguson S Green Bay Packers Tryout Read Here
Lubern Figaro CB Cleveland Browns Tryout Read Here Read Here