2.7: Josh Jacobs RB Alabama
With the seventh pick in the second round, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Josh Jacobs, running back, Alabama.
Becoming the first running back off of the board, Josh Jacobs falls into the laps of the Buccaneers here in the early second round of this mock draft. With the impending status of restricted free agent Peyton Barber and the slow start to last year’s second round pick Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay makes the move for another running back here.
Josh Jacobs has been talked a lot about in recent weeks, being identified as the best back in the draft by Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller. The 5’10 and 210 pound bully back from Alabama has gained steam after his dominance late in the 2018 season and scoring a total of 14 touchdowns this past season.
Although he has not rushed for 1,000 yards in his career, Alabama has always had a crowded running back room that has led to the transfer of Alvin Kamara in the past as well as Kenyon Drake flying under the radar due to a lack of touches. Jacobs’ numbers are not a predictor of his NFL potential, but rather the flash, power, and vision that his film displays. Tampa Bay takes him to make a move for a bellcow running back.