The KC Chiefs are likely going to look at adding depth at running back in the 2019 NFL Draft. What names might interest the Chiefs?
A position that a year ago appeared to be a strength for the Kansas City Chiefs has now developed into a position needing to be addressed, likely in the draft. Kareem Hunt has been released after multiple issues with violence while the salary cap and free agency likely takes Spencer Ware and Anthony Sherman away from the Chiefs going forward.
Another back is needed. Who could it be?
Joshua Jacobs, Alabama
Likely the only running back to go in the first round, Joshua Jacobs is perhaps the ideal and perfect fit for what the Chiefs ask for of their running backs along with desired skill set. Blessed with good speed to go along with power and good hands. More than capable blocker, Jacobs looks to delivery the hits as opposed to taking them.
The Alabama running back shared time with fellow draft eligible back Damien Williams this past season, limiting the wear and tear on the body. Jacobs simply ran over the Oklahoma defense in the first game of the playoffs. Currently a top ten player on Matt Miller and Daniel Jeremiah big boards, Jacobs likely hears his name long before the Chiefs are on the clock.
Would the Chiefs use a first round pick on a running back? Not likely, and may be a moot point as Jacobs is likely not available when the Chiefs select at 29. But if there were a running back to team for the Chiefs, Jacobs would be that player.
He can run like Hunt and also can catch like a wide receiver. A unique combination of skills the Chiefs likely don’t get but would be happy to have.