Jacksonville Jaguars: Week 4 stock up

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Oct 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (24) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts safety Mike Adams (29) during the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

3) T.J. Yeldon, running back, Jacksonville Jaguars

Even without his 36-yard scamper that helped set up what should have been a game-winning field goal from Jason Myers, I liked what T.J. Yeldon was doing for the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Indianapolis Colts.

Yeldon’s average without the 36-yarder was nearly 3.3 yards per rush on 21 touches, which isn’t spectacular. He was routinely running into an offensive line that was being stacked up by the defense and he was fighting for each and every yard.

I love that.

I loved see Yeldon squirt through the pile for four or five yards. I loved seeing him find some running room even without big holes. I loved seeing him shrug off defenders.

I also loved that offensive coordinator Greg Olson didn’t abandon Yeldon quite like he has in past game. Yeldon was clearly a part of the game and his small chunks of yards finally yielded a big gain in that 36-yard run late in the game.

Yeldon is a more punishing runner than I would have anticipated when the Jaguars first took him. He finished the day with his first 100 yard game and averaged 4.7 yards per carry. He did it all.

There’s still room for growth (particularly in pass protection) but I think we saw everything we needed to from Yeldon on Sunday.

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