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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs

Born: February 11th, 1998 (21 years old)
Height: 5’10
Weight: 220 Lbs
Position: Running back
University: Alabama

About Josh

       Jacobs was a three-star running back from Tulsa, Oklahoma but didn’t receive any national spotlight until close to a month before signing day. With offers from Missouri, Alabama, and Oklahoma, Jacobs suddenly had his pick of elite programs, but ultimately chose the Crimson Tide. Jacobs recalled his recruitment as a weird process and felt disrespected that the Sooners waited till 2 weeks before signing day to try their recruitment push. “Honestly, if Alabama didn’t offer me I still wasn’t going to Oklahoma,” Jacobs said in an interview with Spenser Davis for Sports Day.  The Sooners would go on to regret this decision as Jacobs shined in his role in Bama’s running back committee. As a freshman, Jacobs rushed the ball 85 times for 567 yards, and 4 touchdowns as one of the three running backs the Tide rotated out that season. 2017 was a year full of injuries for Jacobs, missing the first two games due to a hamstring injury and later revealing at the end of the season that he played on a broken ankle since Week 5. In the offseason, Josh had surgery to repair his ankle and came back to have his best collegiate season. Jacobs would resume his dominant play with 640 yards rushing, 11 rushing touchdowns, 247 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, all on a career-high 140 touches. Though coming into to the season as the 3rd string running back, Jacobs was the Crimson Tides leading rusher in this year’s College Football Playoff and SEC Championship game.  Whatever team drafts Jacobs will get a 3 down running back with no tread on the tires, which is very rare, and coveted for NFL teams. Jacobs might have been Nick Saban’s secret weapon in college, but most likely won’t be held to that role in the NFL.

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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins

Born: May 3rd, 1997 (21 years old)
Height: 6’3
Weight: 220 Lbs
Position: Quarterback
University: Ohio State

About Dwayne

     Ever since Dwayne was a child, he had dreams of being the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes. 10 years later, he not only broke nearly every passing record for Ohio State, but he also broke Big 10 records held by Drew Brees. Dwayne was able to throw for nearly 1,000 more yards and 11 more touchdowns even though he only played in 1 more game than the 2nd place holders. He would go on to become Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year for this performance and led his team to a Rose Bowl victory over 9th ranked Washington.

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The Broncos Secondary. Who is Going to be Where?

After the first two days of the NFL’s free agency period, the unusually large safety FA market is pretty picked over. The 2019 safety FA pool got PAID too. Headlining the group is Landon Collins, who left the New York Giants this week for a massive 6-year, $84 million deal with division rivals Washington Redskins, to tie Tyrann Mathieu’s new contract as the most expensive at the position.

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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Clelin Ferrell

Clelin Ferrell

Born: May 17th, 1997 (21 years old)
Height: 6’4
Weight: 265 Lbs
Position: Defensive End
University: Clemson

About Clelin

     Clemson has become a  defensive lineman factory, but this year’s group is truly legendary. One of the true leaders of that defensive line was Clelin Ferrell, and he was one of the nations best defenders in 2018. Alongside other soon-to-be NFL rookies Dexter Lawrence, Christian Wilkins, and Austin Bryant, Ferrell was still able to wrangle 11.5 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss last season. Ferrell would go on to win ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the Ted Hendricks award, and become a back to back First Team All-American selection.

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Raiders Full Mock Draft

Round 1 Pick 4- Josh Allen – OLB Kentucky

88 tackes, 21.5 TFL and 17 sacks in his senior season is all you need to know about Josh Allen. An elite pass rushing linebacker is exactly what the Raiders need after dealing Khalil Mack to the Bears and Jon Gruden did say he needed a pass rusher more than anything coming into the offseason. Expect Josh Allen to fall into the Raiders lap and for him to be an All-Pro for years to come.

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