- Height / Weight
- 6'0" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 18, 1995 (23)
- 2nd Season
- 2017 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 4 (JAX)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is looking leaner at mandatory minicamp this week, showing off his quickness in non-contact practice. "I feel like I play my best at what I played at in college, 223, 224 [pounds]," Fournette said after practice. "I put in my best at that weight and why not [get back there]? I don't want to be average, I want to be above average. I want to be the greatest one to play this game." The second-year running back could certainly benefit from being more durable, as he missed three games in his rookie year due to injuries. He reached the 1,000-yard mark in his first season, though, and is locked in as an RB1 as the main workhorse in a run-first Jacksonville offense.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette looks slimmer at organized team activities this year. The fourth overall pick last year had a fine rookie season, running 268 times for 1,040 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns, but he battled through injuries late in the season and wasn't as effective as earlier in the year. The 23-year-old might have a better chance of staying healthy with less pounds, but he'll remain somewhat of an RB1 injury risk. Jacksonville didn't really address the running back position in the offseason, so Fournette will be penciled in as the main workhorse in this ground-and-pound offense once again.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 76 yards and one touchdown as the Jaguars lost to the Patriots 24-20. Fournette got off to a great start, rumbling over Patriots defenders for a punishing four-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. But the Patriots defense tightened up and Fournette averaged only 3.2 yards per carry in the game. Fournette enjoyed a successful rookie season, rushing for 1,040 yards and 10 total touchdowns, but he certainly put up some duds this season while also fighting some nagging injuries and team-discipline issues. He averaged less than 3.5 yards per carry in eight of his 16 games (including playoffs) this season but is poised to elevate his game in his second year. Fournette heads into the offseason as an early candidate for top-five running back status in fantasy.