Born: February 11th, 1998 (21 years old)
Weight: 220 Lbs
Position: Running back
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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Born: May 17th, 1997 (21 years old)
Weight: 265 Lbs
Position: Defensive End
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.
Born: November 4th, 1997 (22 years old)
Weight: 310 Lbs
Position: Offensive Tackle
University: Ole Miss
Greg Little was a part of Allen’s crazy run from ‘12-’15, and was one of the nations most coveted recruits in 2015. That is why it was perfect for him to go to Ole Miss, and succeed one of the most coveted offensive tackles in the country, Laremy Tunsil. Once landing in Oxford, Little was immediately thrown into the battlefield, checking into every game he played as a Rebel. By his sophomore year, he was a full time starter, and performing magnificently at his position. In ‘17 he was named All-SEC Second Team and followed it up with an All-SEC First Team bid this past season. In ‘18 the Rebels offense was deadly, leading the SEC in total offensive yards and ranking 5th across the entire nation. In October of last season, Greg Little helped block for a Rebel’s offense that put up 826 yards against ULM, which is the 2nd most yards ever recorded by an SEC offense. Later that month, Little continued his great blocking, helping Jordan Ta’amu’s 528 total yard performance, which is the 2nd most total yards by a player in school history. Ole Miss has been pushing out a lot of NFL talent, and Greg Little could be one of the better prospects produced from Oxford, Mississippi. One lucky quarterback is most likely going to be smiling when he knows Little has been drafted to guard his pocket.
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Benny Snell Jr.
Born: February 27th, 1998 (20 years old)
Weight: 223 Lbs
Position: Running Back
The University of Kentucky is no longer just a basketball school, and Wildcat fans can thank Benny Snell Jr. for that. This former 3 star running back burst onto the scene as a freshman, rushing for 1,091 yards and 13 touchdowns. He set 6 UK freshman records. Each year he improved, receiving awards for Freshman All-SEC in ‘16, 2nd Team All-SEC in ‘17, and 1st Team All-SEC in ‘18. For his sophomore campaign, Benny put the college football world on notice when he rushed for 1,333 yards rushing and 19 rushing touchdowns. After rushing for 1,449 yards in his junior season, Snell became one of four running backs in SEC history to have three consecutive seasons. Snell helped the Wildcats to it’s first 8 win season since 2007, and its first 10 win season in over 40 years! In his career at Kentucky, Snell was able to tie or break 14 school records. This list includes most career rushing yards, most touchdowns, most rushing touchdowns, most 100 yard games, and more. Snell might slip a little in the draft after an average combine, but Benny will always be a legend in Lexington. At every level, Benny Snell has been over looked, and underrated as a football player, and I believe now is the time for people to get ready for a lot of “Snell Yeah’s”
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