​Ahead of the NFL Draft, teams are making their final conclusions about this year's prospects. Unfortunately, they are not always kind. 


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 DraftThe RB is ranked among the best in this year's class, but that doesn't mean much given the crop is lacking. Still, some experts give reason for caution. JJ Zachariason, the Editor-in-Chief at numberFire, has some apprehension towards Jacobs. 

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 ranks 58th among draft-eligible running backs. Over 15 games, Jacobs averaged only eight carries per game, which ranks him last in attempts per game against first-round running backs since 2006. 


Now obviously we have to factor in that Jacobs shared a backfield with Damien Harris and Najee Harris, two future professionals in their own right. Still, it's fair to question whether or not Jacobs can handle a full workload.

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.