Entering the 2019 draft, many analysts left their final mock draft without a single running back being selected in round one. Although, when it became time Jon Gruden to turn in the card for his No.24 overall selection, he thought otherwise. Selecting Josh Jacobs in the backend of the first round seemed unethical too many, but Gruden and his staff hit a home run when they picked the former Alabama running back.
The Raiders offense revolved around Jacobs early and often throughout his rookie season. Although, in week seven Jacobs suffered a shoulder injury, putting a slight damper on his physically. Jacobs grit and determination attempted to play through the injury, which he did for the most part only missing three games.
Despite the blow to his shoulder, Jacobs still became the figure that opposing defenses looked to stop. Jacobs finished the year with six games of 100 yards or more and now looks to be a potential offensive rookie of the year candidate.