Oakland Raiders final 2019 53-man Week 1 roster projection
By Nick Ellis
Running Back (4): Josh Jacobs, Jalen Richard, Deandre Washington, Alec Ingold
Josh Jacobs, Jalen Richard, and Deandre Washington will surely make this roster. Jacobs was selected by the Raiders in the first round of this years draft, Richard was a big part of the Raiders offense last season, and Washington not only looked solid in the preseason, but he outlasted both Chris Warren III and Doug Martin.
The real question here is who will be starting at fullback? Alec Ingold has appeared to steal the spot, but Gruden gave high praises to Keith Smith last season. With that being said, I believe Ingold edges this out.
Ingold has everything going his way in this battle. He is younger, healthier, and less expensive with him, along with having an impressive preseason and training camp. It would make the most sense for the Raiders to stick with Ingold here, but the Raiders have done much more surprising things before.