Jacobs confirmed the news on Friday:
After much discussion with my family, coaches and mentors I have decided to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft. I want to thank the University of Alabama and my teammates for an incredible three years. Thank you @UofAlabama @AlabamaFTBL I’m out ✌🏽 pic.twitter.com/bzKJv7wy2A
— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) January 11, 2019
Jacobs, 5-10, 216 lb, is considered by some draft analysts to be one of the top running back prospects in this year’s draft class.
During his three-year college career, Jacobs rushed for 1,491 yards on 251 carries (5.9 YPC) to go along with 48 receptions for 571 yards receiving and 21 total touchdowns over the course of 40 games. He also totaled 494 kick return yards and 27 punt return yards and two total touchdowns.