The Oakland Raiders selected running back Josh Jacobs out of Alabama with the 24th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Oakland used its second first-round selection of the night to fill a massive void in its backfield with Marshawn Lynch expected to retire.
Jacobs was the consensus top running back in the 2019 draft class and offers a complete skill set for head coach Jon Gruden.
Weight: 220 lbs
Here's to wagering a guess that the NFL learned from letting Alvin Kamara slip to the third round of the 2017 draft. Jacobs is an entirely different player, but one of the few negatives working against him - as was the case for Kamara coming out of Tennessee - is that he wasn't the feature back at Alabama. Everything in his game so clearly projects to the next level, so the limited mileage should actually be considered a positive for his long-term outlook in the NFL. Jacobs is a first-round talent who can make an impact in all phases on offense and it'll be no surprise if he immediately emerges as one of the league's top backs.