Where will RB Josh Jacobs be drafted? NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah shares his projection
NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah is very high on former Alabama RB Josh Jacobs. He even projects Jacobs as one of the 10 best players in the entire draft.
However, Jeremiah doesn’t see Jacobs getting drafted that high; rather, he sees the former Tide RB being drafted mid to late first-round. Jeremiah hopped on a conference call Thursday to discuss prospects, and he elaborated on Jacobs.
“So, I personally think that Josh Jacobs is one of the 10 best football players in this draft,” Jeremiah said, via 247Sports. “And I can say that while also saying I don’t believe he’s going to go in the top 10. I think he’s likely to go in the 20s or the 30s when it’s all said and done. But that’s why when I look at that team (Bucs), Ronald Jones being a big disappointment and still having a need at that spot, I thought ‘Man, this guy can plug and play, and he’d be a great fit for that football team.’ But as we go through the process, you realized ‘OK, what I’m hearing does not match up with them taking him at that point in time.’”
Regardless of who ends up getting Jacobs, he’ll be an instant-impact-type of player at RB. He’s an every-down back who can run, block and catch, and perhaps the best thing going for Jacobs is that he has low miles. Jacobs only recorded a total of 251 carries during his Alabama careeer, as he shared the load with two other talented backs.
Jacobs is certainly the complete package, and it’ll be interesting to see what happens during the first round with Jacobs.