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Josh Jacobs, a 5-10, 216 pound running back out of the college football powerhouse Alabama, is projected to go early on at this year's Draft.
If you prospect through data, it's hard to like Josh Jacobs. Among first-round running backs since 2006 (29 of them, so 30 if we assume Jacobs), Jacobs' final-season numbers rank last in attempt share, last in attempts per game, and last in rushing yards per game.— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) April 22, 2019
In 2018, Jacob's final collegiate season, he racked up 121 attempts for 640 yards, for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. His 121 carries r
We know he split a backfield with another pro, but it’s very hard to feel confident about him from the numbers side. I do like what I’ve seen and think he can be a valuable receiver, but trends aren’t in his favor. He’s an outlier.— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) April 22, 2019
Of course, this could change once he finds himself on an NFL roster, but numbers don't lie. Experts have claimed that Jacobs is expected to be a much more productive pro than he was in college given the fact he just didn't have the consistent opportunity.
For now, the guessing game continues.