AFC West Position Rankings: Running Backs

Today, we continue our series ranking the position groups in the AFC West with the running back position. Which group comes out on top? We discuss.
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2. Las Vegas Raiders: Josh Jacobs, Brandon Bolden

Other running backs: Ameer Abdullah, Zamir White, Brittain Brown, Austin Walter, Sincere McCormick

As aforementioned, we are ranking these players with the idea that they will be both available and healthy. This has to be mentioned because of the uncertainty surrounding Josh Jacobs. After a huge season a year ago, Jacobs is not around for training camp. After rushing for 1,653 yards a season ago, the thought of him potentially missing games would be a tremendous blow to the Raider offense.

Jacobs is a powerful runner that rarely goes down on first contact. With solid speed and adequate quickness to pair with his power, Jacobs is getting better all the time. While he is not the game-wrecker that Austin Ekeler is, he is a huge asset to an offense that relies on converting in short yardage situations.


Josh Jacobs: 340 rushes, 1,653 yards, 4.9 yards/carry, 12 rushing TDs, 53 receptions, 400 receiving yards
Other RBs: 38 rushes, 156 yards, 4.1 yards/carry, 41 receptions, 268 yards, 2 receiving TDs


Josh Jacobs: 299 rushes, 1,318 rushing yards, 4.4 yards per carry, 14 rushing touchdowns, 44 receptions, 311 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns
Other RBs: 46 rushes, 302 yards, 1 rushing TD, 45 receptions, 344 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD.