One of the things Raiders fans were most looking forward to in the team's second pre-season game was the rookie's debut, which shot Josh Jacobs back. They did not have to wait long. The first three games were runs by Jacobs, in which he ran for 6 yards, 8 yards and 6 yards. These are a few meters against a first team defense.
It did not seem as if he had done anything spectacular, but that does not mean that he only walked through open spaces. He ran between the duels and the fact that he hit the hole at full speed and did not lose his pace suggests that he has one of the most important qualities a running back can have ̵
"He's a good back, there's no doubt," said Jon Gruden. "He can run the ball, he has good visibility, he can break armrests, he has some acceleration and undoubtedly bursts and I think he will be a really good player."
His quarterback was curious to see what his new backfield colleague can also do.And he had a seat in the front row.
"Really good, right?" Derek Carr said from the rookie's back. "I thought his vision … you know, me could give the ball some pretty good running backs. I've played with a funny guy – MJD (Maurice Jones-Drew, DMac (Darren McFadden), Latavius (19459014), Marshawn (19459015), Doug (19459016) – and these are just the guys who've been wearing a lot of footballs I played with some good backs and his vision was really impressive.
"I have the best seat in the house, sitting back there playing Madden and telling him to cut back and try to run He and he are right up there with these guys and that's what he's doing, especially in his first game.
"I think the thing that rubbed me the most about Josh was his cravings, it was not like," Man, that's mine first game, nothing like that, he was just trying to harass people, he was out there trying to run hard, he did not care that he was a freshman, he's trying to prove he's the best back. "in the NFL, that's his way of thinking and really, very impressed."  Overall, Jacobs wore the ball four times for 21 yards (5.1 yards each). It's a small sample size, a sort of history of his college career. He can be electric in shocks because he has never been a workhorse, is always fresh.
What the Raiders see from him is not too surprising. For a reason, he was the only one retaken in the first round of this year's draft. If he is to do justice to the comparisons that Carr makes, he has to prove that he can bear the burden and does not wear out for a whole game and season. But it's better to have the talent first. The durability they can work on.