Oakland Raiders: Updated 2019 53-man roster projection
By Brad Weiss
Running Back (6): Josh Jacobs, Doug Martin, Jalen Richard, Chris Warren III, Alec Ingold
The Oakland Raiders utilized one of their three first round draft picks on the running back position this past April, bringing in Josh Jacobs, a do-everything back from Alabama. Jacobs joins a running back room that is pretty full, as they welcomed back Doug Martin this offseason, and still have guys like Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, and Chris Warren III returning.
Richard will definitely make the team, especially after establishing himself as one of the better pass-catching running backs in the NFL last season. Warren is going to get a long look, after leading the NFL in rushing yards last preseason, and Martin has been brought back in more of a mentor role in 2019.
Looking at the running back group, DeAndre Washington could be the odd man out. At fullback, look for undrafted rookie Alec Ingold to unseat Keith Smith on the roster this season, as he is a guy the coaching staff really likes, and got to coach him during the Senior Bowl heading into the 2019 NFL Draft.