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Josh Jacobs
Carries Yards TD
120 640 11
Team: Alabama Crimson TideHeight: 5-10 Born: 2/11/1998
Position: RBWeight: 220 Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

Overshadowed somewhat by fellow Alabama studs Damien Harris and Najee Harris, Jacobs emerged as the most talented of the group late in 2018. A three-star recruit out of Tulsa, Okla., he had just 159 touches through two seasons and totaled just 140 as a junior, but he made the most of his opportunities, averaging a touchdown every 10 touches in 2018. Jacobs averaged 5.9 yards per carry in his Crimson Tide career and also caught 48 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns.

ANALYSISJacobs is the most complete prospect in the 2019 running back class. He is stout enough (220 pounds) but still has great speed and electric agility. While plenty elusive, he's a physical and violent runner, grinding out tough yards and running over defensive backs. His vision improved with increased playing time down the stretch, and he's an effective and extremely willing blocker. His comfort in space as a receiver also raises his ceiling.

Many value Jacobs' minimal workload because he's fresher than most prospects, but some scouts are hesitant about the lack of experience. There are also questions about his long speed, as he didn't break many big runs in college. He's not a lock to go in Round 1, but Jacobs is still the only likely running back to hear his name on Day 1.

Projection: First Round

--Field Level Media


Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2016 Ala  15 85 567 6.7 4 14 156 11.1 0
2017 Ala  12 46 284 6.2 1 14 168 12.0 2
2018 Ala  15 120 640 5.3 11 20 247 12.4 3
Career   42 251 1491 5.9 16 48 571 11.9 5

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2016 Ala  15 0
2017 Ala  12 0
Career   42 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2016 Ala  15 0 27 - 1 0 0 - 0
2017 Ala  12 0 0 - 0 4 86 21.5 0
2018 Ala  15 0 0 - 0 14 428 30.6 1
Career   42 0 27 - 1 18 514 28.6 1

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2018 Lou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 6 45 7.5 1 18 0 0 - 0 -
9/8/2018 ArkSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 5 14 2.8 0 10 3 23 7.7 0 10
9/15/2018 @ Miss 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 6 18 3.0 1 10 1 18 18.0 0 18
9/22/2018 TexA&M 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 6 11 1.8 1 3 1 25 25.0 0 25
9/29/2018 UL-Laf 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 6 49 8.2 2 11 0 0 - 0 -
10/6/2018 @ Ark 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 5 10 2.0 1 9 0 0 - 0 -
10/13/2018 Missou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 9 52 5.8 0 18 0 0 - 0 -
10/20/2018 @ Tenn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 12 68 5.7 2 16 1 2 2.0 0 2
11/3/2018 @ LSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 4 17 4.3 0 7 2 23 11.5 0 17
11/10/2018 MissSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 97 4.9 1 17 2 12 6.0 1 14
11/17/2018 Cit 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 2 3 1.5 0 4 1 15 15.0 0 15
11/24/2018 Auburn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 5 28 5.6 0 13 4 53 13.3 1 33
12/1/2018 @ UGa 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 8 83 10.4 2 59 0 0 - 0 -
12/29/2018 Okla 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 98 6.5 0 19 4 60 15.0 1 27
1/7/2019 Clem 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 47 4.3 0 11 1 16 16.0 0 16