Josh Jobe
Josh Jobe

Josh Jobe

  • CB Crimson Tide
  • Senior
  • #238
  • 5'11"
  • 182lbs
  • 04/09/1998
  • Prospect
  • Southeastern

2021 Season

INT

2

PD

4

TACK

29

TD

0

Top Traits

Man Coverage Skills

Man Coverage Skills

Josh Jobe

Josh Jobe is a pure press-man and matchup-based corner. His length and frame make him an ideal candidate for bigger receiving threats. He’s physical in the contact window with his jamming ability. Bluffs receivers with his choice of one or two-hand jams. He’s physical through the receiver’s stem, but that can lead to penalties in the NFL. His feet can be heavy and clunky at times. Jobe squeezes receivers to the sideline, creating tighter throwing windows.

Tackling

Tackling

Josh Jobe

Jobe is a physical hitter and makes his presence felt. He does not mind throwing his body around to make plays in the ground game, leveraging and attacking with the proper shoulder. His urge to engage with such violent intent causes missed tackle opportunities with inconsistent techniques.

Competitive Toughness

Competitive Toughness

Josh Jobe

Jobe gives A+ effort on each phase of the defense. Against the run and pass, he plays hard to remain in range to affect the play. Willing and physical contributor on special teams. A consistent tackler on kick and punt coverages.

Prospect Summary

Josh Jobe was a 4-star recruit coming out of Cheshire Academy. A highly-rated player, Jobe was the No. 1-ranked recruit out of Connecticut according to 247 Sports—the No. 14 cornerback in the nation. Jobe is a big, physical press-man cornerback. He thrives by beating receivers up at the LOS in the contact window. He is a boundary cornerback with good height and a rocked-up frame. He projects as a pure press-man style corner where he can reroute and throw off route timing. His hip tightness will limit his ability to operate in multiple schemes. His aggressiveness is welcome, but he can be grabby, opening the door for penalties in the NFL. An aggressive approach as a tackler has caused missed tackles.

Ideal Role: Boundary corner

Scheme Fit: Press man coverage, cover 1

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Damian Parson

Games watched: Arkansas (2021), Tennessee (2021), Miami (2021), Auburn (2021)

Best Game Studied: Miami (2021)

Worst Game Studied: Arkansas (2021)

Man Coverage Skills: Josh Jobe is a pure press-man and matchup-based corner. His length and frame make him an ideal candidate for bigger receiving threats. He’s physical in the contact window with his jamming ability. Bluffs receivers with his choice of one or two-hand jams. He’s physical through the receiver’s stem, but that can lead to penalties in the NFL. His feet can be heavy and clunky at times. Jobe squeezes receivers to the sideline, creating tighter throwing windows.

Zone Coverage Skills: Jobe reads and reacts well to route combinations from depth. He has a tight side-saddle bail drop to his deep-third assignments. Shows potential as a curl/flat defender in Tampa 2 coverages. Hip tightness and lack of flexibility prevent him from clicking and closing on short routes. His bail techniques concede inside leverage. He struggles to gear down and make plays on comeback routes.

Ball Skills: Jobe does not have great ball production. Over his four-year career, he has 19 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and two interceptions. He’s inconsistent locating the football downfield while in phase. He’s physical and competitive at the catch point with the ball in flight. Plays through the hands of the receiver with violence.

Tackling: Jobe is a physical hitter and makes his presence felt. He does not mind throwing his body around to make plays in the ground game, leveraging and attacking with the proper shoulder. His urge to engage with such violent intent causes missed tackle opportunities with inconsistent techniques.

Versatility: Jobe does not offer much coverage flexibility due to having tight hips and struggling with flipping and transitions. Predominantly aligned as the wide/boundary corner. His physicality as a tackler could place him as a safety on some teams’ draft boards.

Competitive Toughness: Jobe gives A+ effort on each phase of the defense. Against the run and pass, he plays hard to remain in range to affect the play. Willing and physical contributor on special teams. A consistent tackler on kick and punt coverages.

Functional Athleticism: Jobe is a good athlete at cornerback, but lacks top-end or recovery speed. Once he is stacked, Jobe struggles to get back into phase. He has a solid burst to click and close on shorter route combinations. His tight hips will limit him schematically to more of a press-man-oriented defense.

Football IQ: Jobe struggles with the timing of his aggressiveness. He challenges receivers with ultra physicality and a two-handed jam technique. He will lose leverage and balance as a result. He does not look to locate the football in flight downfield. Focused on face-guarding receivers without making plays on the football.

Run Defending: He is a high-effort participant in the run game. Brings a physical mindset and brand of football into the box. Jobe must improve his awareness and leverage as a force player. He does not square and squeeze plays back inside to his help. He will attack without locating the ball-carrier and loses containment.

Length: Jobe has plus length with his 6-foot-1 frame. Arm length creates a wider net at the catch point. Length shows up when re-routing receivers in press coverage. His length proved effective against Kyle Pitts in man coverage during the 2020 SEC Championship Game.

Prospect Comparison: P.J. Williams (2015 NFL Draft, New Orleans Saints)

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: 69.80/100 (Sixth Round Value)

Crabbs Grade: 69.00/100

Marino Grade: 68.00/100

Harris Grade: 68.00/100

Sanchez Grade: 69.00/100

Parson Grade: 75.00/100