Alabama RB Josh Jacobs Would Love To Play With Lamar Jackson, Ravens

first_imgJosh Jacobs takes a carry in the national championship.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Josh Jacobs #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide carries the ball against the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NFL prospects have no control over where they go when they get drafted. But that isn’t stopping Alabama running back Josh Jacobs from trying to advocate for his best option.Per the Baltimore Sun in an interview at the scouting combine on Thursday, Jacobs indicated that the Baltimore Ravens would be a good fit for him. He explained that the combination of connections between the Ravens and Alabama, as well as his agent Chad Wiestling’s connection to the city would make it “definitely a good look.”The Ravens have six former members of the Crimson Tide gracing its roster. Jacobs noted that having that many players would make the “transition” from college to professional easier.“Just playing with a lot of former Alabama players, they make it easier for me to transition,” Jacobs said.He was also very complimentary of quarterback Lamar Jackson, who just took the Ravens to the playoffs as a rookie.Alabama RB Josh Jacobs calls Lamar Jackson “different” (in a good way) and explains why playing for the Ravens would “definitely be a good look.”— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) February 28, 2019Jacobs is one of the top running back prospects in the 2019 NFL draft.Last year with the Crimson Tide he had 640 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns while averaging 5.3 yards per carry. He also proved to be an asset in the passing game and the return game, adding three receiving touchdowns and a kick return touchdown.There certainly are plenty of on-field reasons for Jacobs wanting to go Baltimore as well – not the least of which is that the team is coming off a division title.The Ravens have made a habit out of developing running backs, even ones that have struggled to find their legs with other teams.In just the past five years, three different Ravens have led the team in rushing and recorded career-high numbers after being cut by other teams.[Baltimore Sun]last_img

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