Raiders Sign First-Round RB Josh Jacobs, Wrap Up Draft Class


The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that they’ve signed first-round RB Josh Jacobs to a four-year rookie contract.

The Raiders have now signed all nine of their 2019 draft picks including: 

4.1.Clelin FerrellDEClemsonSigned
24.1.Josh JacobsRBAlabamaSigned
27.1.Johnathan AbramSMiss. StateSigned
40.2.Trayvon MullenCBClemsonSigned
106.4.Maxx CrosbyDEEMUSigned
129.4.Isaiah JohnsonCBHoustonSigned
137.4.Foster MoreauTELSUSigned
149.5.Hunter RenfrowWRClemsonSigned
230.7.Quinton BellDEPrairie ViewSigned


Jacobs, 21, was the No. 24 overall pick by the Raiders out of Alabama. He is widely viewed by draft analysts as the top running back prospect in this year’s draft class. 

According to, Jacobs receives a four-year, $11,933,394 rookie contract that includes $6,698,832 signing bonus. 

Lance Zierlein compares Jacobs to Sony Michel.

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.



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