Jacobs was given a career-high 120 rushing attempts in the 2018 season, and he still yielded slightly fewer than 5.3 yards per attempt on the year. This average was only about one yard per attempt less than his 2017-18 season mark, despite seeing nearly triple the rushing attempts. Jacobs capitalized on his increased usage in the red zone last season too, punching in 11 touchdowns on the ground and tacking on three receiving touchdowns.
While he has shown an exceptional ability to run the ball, it is Jacobs' versatility that makes him such an attractive draft option. Jacobs has also proven to be a weapon in the passing game, both as a blocker and receiver, which means he may have the potential to be a three-down back at the professional level.
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Josh Jacobs Draft Projection
Late 1st Round to Early 2nd Round
Josh Jacobs Draft Prediction
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Ravens are in need of a running back beyond the quarterback position in Lamar Jackson, and Jacobs could certainly satisfy this void. If the Ravens pass on him with the No. 22 overall pick, the Buccaneers could snag Jacobs with their first second-round pick at No. 39 overall. The Buccaneers averaged just 95.2 rushing yards per game in the 2018 season, and they got effectively zero production out of last year's second-round pick, Ronald Jones II, who only rushed for 44 yards on the season.
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