Levern Jacobs, the local guy from Temple Hills, Md., became one of the Maryland Terrapins’ best receivers by the time his career was over: ranked seventh in program history with 130 receptions and 12th in receiving yards (1,544).
He also led the team in receptions and receiving yards in 2013 and 2015.
Jacobs was a three-star recruit coming out of Suitland High School in 2011 and Milford Prep Academy in 2012, the 24th best player nationally, fifth best wide receiver and sixth best player in Maryland. Later in his career as Terp, once Stefon Diggs left for the NFL and Amba Etta-Tawo transferred to Syracuse, Jacobs was the main veteran on the Terps receiving core.
He may not have been drafted but he did fall to a Washington Redskins team as an undrafted free agent that is trying to revamp its wide receiving core which leaves a lot of room for the group to get younger, faster and quicker.
Levern Jacobs has speed, elusiveness and play making ability which is exactly what the Redskins need at a position where they lost Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson to free agency. Jacobs could bring a lot to the Redskins offensively or on special teams. It would be interesting to see him as a slot guy in the Redskins offense.
He could be another cog in young group of wide receivers that Redskins do have in Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder. With Terrelle Pryor Sr. on the roster as well, Jacobs will have a lot of work to do, if he wants to earn his spot on the roster which is why I view him as a dark horse to open eyes in training camp this off season.
It would be a nice story to see the local kid who played his high school and college ball in Maryland, play professional football for the Washington Redskins. As we all know, the NFL is also a business and Levern Jacobs will have to fight for his spot. If his Maryland career is any proof of what he is capable of, he should have no problem making a name for himself.
Does Levern Jacobs breakout in the preseason and open some eyes?
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He makes the practice squad
He makes it on the special teams unit