Five Running Backs Chicago Bears must consider if they fall to 87

Parker Hurley
SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 28: David Montgomery #32 of the Iowa State Cyclones is tripped up by Hunter Dale #26 of the Washington State Cougars in the fourth quarter during the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 28, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 28: David Montgomery #32 of the Iowa State Cyclones is tripped up by Hunter Dale #26 of the Washington State Cougars in the fourth quarter during the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 28, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Josh Jacobs #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide makes a catch 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)
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Josh Jacobs #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide makes a catch 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) /

1. Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs has been the only running back that nobody has connected to the Chicago Bears this offseason. That is likely because it is understood that he is the only running back in this class that is guaranteed to be gone by pick 87.

Still, there are questions surrounding Jacobs.

He split a backfield with two other running backs, and while he was the most efficient of the group, he brings durability questions, as he did not stay healthy nor did he show he could carry a seasons workload.

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Jacobs was banged up and did not compete at the combine and had a poor showing at his pro day as well. If the injury is an excuse, it still raises questions as to how he is so banged up with a smaller workload. Not to mention he has injury questions before this season.

Jacobs is going to get drafted before the Bears pick in most scenarios, but there are enough questions that you never know.

Jacobs has intrigue because he is so big and can catch. He ranks 3rd in rushes where he goes down on first contact, seventh in elusive rating and 12th in yards per route run. Still, he rated 72nd in breakaway rate, which ties into his poor numbers at the combine.

His upside makes him worth the 87th pick, but his questions do keep him in the discussion for now.

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