After having selected Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick in the draft, the Oakland Raiders used the 24th selection on running back Josh Jacobs out of Alabama. For Raiders fans wanting to know what Jacobs brings to the team, Samuel R. Gold did a scouting breakdown of Jacobs compared to two other top running backs available in the 2019 draft, Devin Singletary and Darrell Henderson.
Not to give too much away, but Gold feels Jacobs was the best running back available in draft this year, and had him graded as a late first round or early second round pick. It obviously can be debated if the Raiders selected Jacobs earlier than necessary, but holding two of the next eleven picks, the team could afford to reach a little if the players they are targeting at 27 and 35 are more likely to remain on the board than Jacobs.
So, enjoy another film breakdown, and see what Jacobs brings to field, as Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have now crossed another need off their list following reports that Marshawn Lynch does not plan to play going forward.