Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs

RB - OAK
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 219 lbsCollege: AlabamaDrafted: #24 (1st Rd. by Oakland)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
9th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #43
Best / Worst #15 / #270
ADP #34

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Josh Jacobs is an extremely interesting pick this season. At his current ADP, he's a safe pick with a decent amount of upside. I'm cool drafting him in that mid third round range...but I'm afraid his ADP will climb a bit when hard knocks is released. At any rate, we know that he's going to be used as the featured back in this offense. Teams always use their RB's when they take them in the early to mid first round, and this is especially so seeing how Jacobs was drafted with the pick they received in the Mack trade. My current projection on him is around 1,200 total yards, and 6.8 total TD's. That comes out to the 21st highest ranking among RB's. I feel comfortable ranking him higher than the RB 21, though, because of the safety. We know that he's going to be used in all aspects of the game, and we know that this offense is going to improve on its number from last season.

There is a massive opportunity share awaiting Jacobs in this OAK offense, both on the ground and through the air.

Any time you have a running back drafted inside the first-round of the NFL Draft, you'd better consider him in fantasy football. Why? Over the last six years, first-round running backs have averaged 283.4 touches in their rookie season. While the Raiders aren't likely to be a high-scoring offense, they should be improved significantly with the talent they've added on offense. Jacobs should be a low-end RB2, at worst.

Jacobs was in a RBBC at Alabama and he had only 120 caries last year, but he is a very talented back that should earn the lead role in Oakland. He is a RB3 with upside.

Should be a true workhorse in this offense. Great upside with an all around combo of strength, burst and power and can catch the ball. A compact one cut and explode type runner. He runs hard, (angry).

Highest draft capital of the RB's. He avoided the combine because film scouts have him as their undisputed top back.

Jacobs is the biggest winner in terms of landing spot. He should claw his way to be a workhorse role, but should still be the lead back out of the gate. Consider him a high end RB2 whose upside may be capped due to the presence of Jalen Richard.