In order to help alleviate the boredom of the downtime between the draft and training camp, I’ve decided to start a new series where I will build an all-time best Jaguars 53 man roster. It’s not exactly a new idea, I know, but I think it will still be fun and could spark some fun debate about who got snubbed. Each day I will look at a different position group, and soon we will have built the ultimate Jaguars roster composed of current and past players. Today we move onto running backs.
I’ve decided to roll with three running backs for my all-time roster. This falls right in line with traditional numbers, and will suit us well for this discussion.
STARTER: Fred Taylor – You guys can feel free to criticize me on any of this, but if you disagree with this one, you might want to rethink it. Fred is already in the Pride of the Jaguars, and I think he should also be in the Hall of Fame. I would say I’m being a little biased here, considering Freddy T is my all-time favorite Jag, but I think his production certainly merits it.
DEPTH: Maurice Jones-Drew – Mojo had to be the obvious number two, right? He was the lone bright spot on a terrible team for years. He will always be remembered by fans for his exciting runs, powerful hits, and knocking Shawne Merriman on his behind.
DEPTH: James Stewart – Stewart ranks third in Jaguars history in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, so it makes sense that he would rank here. Stewart is a name that might not ring a bell for younger fans, as his time with the Jaguars was limited to the 1995-1999 seasons, before moving onto the Detroit Lions.
JUST MISSED THE CUT: Natrone Means – An absolute tank, with a last name that was befitting of his playing style. Stacey Mack may have put up slightly better numbers, but Natrone was just plain fun.
Well, I’m sure these selections might have ruffled some feathers, so if you disagree be sure to fire away in the comments section. Check back tomorrow as well, as I will be moving onto full backs. See you then!