Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
Oakland Raiders
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The first running back off the board in the 2019 draft, Jacobs landed in a potential starting role when Oakland nabbed him with the 24th overall pick. While he didn't carry a heavy workload in a crowded Alabama backfield during his college days, he impressed with what chances he got, showing a versatile skill set and running with power and purpose. At 5-10, 220, Jacobs runs with a low center of gravity, and he should see plenty of short-yardage and goal-line carries regardless of his other duties in the Oakland backfield. His balance and vision are also pluses, so while he lacks elusiveness and there are questions about his ability to outrun defenders in the open field, Jacobs can still pick up extra yards after the initial point of contact. He also showed enough as a receiver to stay on the field for passing downs, though he might never be a true difference-maker through the air and Jalen Richard will also be a factor in that area. The club signed Isaiah Crowell this offseason, but the former Brown and Jet quickly took himself out of the picture with a torn Achilles during April workouts and was replaced by Doug Martin. Marshawn Lynch retired, and the Raiders otherwise focused on upgrading their passing game with the additions of Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams, leaving Jacobs to spearhead the rushing attack. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $11.9 million contract with the Raiders in July of 2019.
Not satisfied with debut
RBOakland Raiders
August 16, 2019
Coach Jon Gruden is pleased with Jacobs' performance, but the rookie said he left some yards on the field in Thursday's 33-26 preseason win over Arizona, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. "I like [Jacobs]," Gruden said. "He's really picked up the offense fast, he's improved in the passing game. We're really excited about him."
Jacobs took four carries for 21 yards in his pro debut, getting all of his work within the first five snaps of the game. He believes he missed some opportunities to rip off a long run, yet also acknowledged that the game has "slowed down" for him after a few weeks of practice in training camp. The first-round pick is primed for the lead role in Oakland's backfield, but Jalen Richard will get playing time on passing downs, and Doug Martin could poach some carries. Development as a receiving threat, pass blocker and short-yardage back would go a long way toward helping Jacobs secure hefty workloads.
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How do Josh Jacobs' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
5' 10"
220 lbs
Hand Length
10.13 in
Arm Length
31.63 in
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Gains 21 yards in preseason debut
RBOakland Raiders
August 15, 2019
Jacobs rushed for 21 yards on four carries during Thursday's 33-26 win over Arizona.
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Out for preseason opener
RBOakland Raiders
August 10, 2019
Jacobs isn't expected to suit up for Saturday's preseason game versus the Rams, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Displays pass-catching skills
RBOakland Raiders
August 2, 2019
Jacobs has displayed "great hands" early on in training camp, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
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Officially signs with Oakland
RBOakland Raiders
July 9, 2019
Jacobs signed a four-year, $11.9 million contract that includes a fifth-year option with the Raiders on Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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Could miss start of training camp
RBOakland Raiders
July 6, 2019
Jacobs could miss the start of training camp thanks to an ongoing contract dispute, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
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