​Highly-touted Alabama running back prospect ​Josh Jacobs will be limited at the ​NFL Combine this week. Jacobs is arguably the best running back in the loaded 2019 class, and many experts have projected the Bama product as the first RB off the board come April. 


While Jacobs will still participate this week, his groin injury will limit him to skip certain drills. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the injury is nothing serious, so no need to be concerned if your team needs to fill a hole at RB. 

​​What makes Jacobs intriguing as a prospect is his lack of college touches. With Damien Harris and Najee Harris sharing the backfield with Jacobs last year in Tuscaloosa, he only touched the ball 140 times. The three-headed monster at tailback in Alabama did not hurt Jacobs' draft stock, though. 

Many scouts see Jacobs' lack of carries as an advantage. He was not worn to the ground in the college game and there shouldn't be as much wear and tear on his body. 


Jacobs averaged an insane 6.9 yards per touch in college. Look for his name on the big board this coming April.


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