- 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 could become more of a receiving threat out of the backfield in his second season. He's been a frequent target of quarterback Blake Bortles in 11-on-11 drills on screens. "I could always catch,″ said Fournette, who had 36 receptions for 302 yards last season. "It's up to Nathaniel in what he wants out of the running backs. But I think every running back we have has the ability to run, catch and block and be a three-down back.″ Fournette seems to be more relaxed and engaged in training camp this year and hopefully will stay healthier throughout the season. He's a strong RB1 choice on a run-first team with a solid offensive line to open up holes for him.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette said he feels better playing 15 pounds lighter this year. "I have been more consistent on my bursts and stuff, just a lot of conditioning I have been doing in the offseason…," Fournette said. Fournette was solid in his rookie year but faded down the stretch with nagging injuries. He appears to be in much better shape and could see even better results with better health. On a run-first offense with a great offensive line, Fournette is a sure-fire RB1.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette looked good on Day 1 of training camp on Thursday, showing quickness on runs and while catching passes. He reported to camp at 223 pounds after playing in the 235-pound range in his rookie season. Fournette was solid last year but had durability issues late in the year and averaged 3.9 yards per carry over 13 games. At a lighter weight he should be able to stay healthier and be more productive. He's a candidate for 1,500 yards from scrimmage and double-digit touchdowns in a run-first offense.