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Steelersfan
07-28-2006, 12:24 PM
I'm curious to see how this kid does.


PITTSBURGH The Steelers announced they have reached a contract agreement with rookie quarterback Omar Jacobs, it was announced today. Financial terms of the multi-year deal were not released.
Jacobs (6-4, 224) was the first of two fifth-round selections (164th overall) for the Steelers in the 2006 NFL Draft.
In just 25 games at Bowling Green, Jacobs ranks fifth in school annals with 523 pass completions and third with 6,938 passing yards. He also tossed Falcon-best 71 career touchdown passes.
A second-team All-American as a sophomore, Jacobs tied the NCAA Division 1-A season record in 2004 by attempting 224 consecutive passes without throwing an interception. He finished the season with 41 touchdown passes to just four interceptions, establishing an NCAA record. Last year as a junior, Jacobs was a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award, given annually to the nation's top quarterback, and was an All-Mid-American Conference honoree.
Following the signing of Jacobs, the Steelers have inked seven of their nine draft picks.


http://news.steelers.com/article/66179/

PITT23
07-28-2006, 12:37 PM
I wonder if he'll ever be asked to try playing wide reciever. If I remember correctly he was a pretty fast guy...

Hines Ward 86
07-28-2006, 12:40 PM
In NCAA hes pretty fast lol , and can catch good, i did a hb pass and threw it to him, caught it 5 yards, ran 47 , it was nice

Steelersfan
07-28-2006, 01:05 PM
It's amazing at the QB's we get and turn them into WR's. I kind of like it. Gives us a lot of options.

Hines Ward 86
07-28-2006, 01:14 PM
Its all around the nfl lately, Marcus Vick, Rand El , hines ward, Omar Jak. and im sure theres more

PITT23
07-28-2006, 01:29 PM
Its all around the nfl lately, Marcus Vick, Rand El , hines ward, Omar Jak. and im sure theres more
And 3 of them are from the Steelers system. Someone on our coaching staff is doing a hell of a job. It also allows easy access to trick plays.

Blitzburgh55
07-28-2006, 02:57 PM
I just hope Omar is better than Maddsux

blackNgold22
07-28-2006, 03:14 PM
I wonder if he'll ever be asked to try playing wide reciever. If I remember correctly he was a pretty fast guy...
Yeah he's fast and I'm glad we signed him. I dont know if he has Randle El type hands but a swich to playing WR sometimes wouldnt suprise me.

Steelersfan
07-29-2006, 01:14 AM
Yeah he's fast and I'm glad we signed him. I dont know if he has Randle El type hands but a swich to playing WR sometimes wouldnt suprise me.

If the plays work that are designed for him he should have some easy catches. Maybe even some easy TD throws.....:D