A product of the up-and-coming Dallas Ice Jets junior program, Jacobs is a big, raw talent who works hard and will go to the high-traffic areas of the ice to get results. Tough on the boards, his package of size and shooting was a very attractive package in the fourth round to a Sabres club needing pivots in the prospect ranks.
Jacobs employs a physical brand, will definitely crash and bang, and is not afraid to drop the mitts, as evidenced by his four scraps as a rookie in 2009-10 and another in his draft year.
It's hard to classify Jacobs as a a natural offensive mind, but his willingness to use his frame makes him a potential power piece down the middle. Again, nice value for the Sabres at this spot in the draft.