What makes Alabama's Josh Jacobs among the most versatile running backs in the 2019 NFL Draft?
Appearing on Sirius NFL Radio this morning, Jacobs told hosts Bob Papa, Ed McCaffrey and David Diehl his experience on special teams separates him from other running backs.
"What a lot of people don't know about me is I played on every special team," he said, "started on every special team except punt."
Jacobs excelled as a runner, receiver and kick returner during his three seasons at Alabama, including averaging 30.6 yards on kickoff returns last year. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown in 2018.
But Jacobs' experience on other special teams, particularly covering kicks, could make him a more attractive prospect for NFL teams, especially if he is drafted by a team with an established runner. Many star running backs don't play on special teams in college out of fear of injury.