Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette not the only rookie showing out in 2017


Leonard Fournette is having an explosive first season, but another rookie paving paths for him is also making a name for himself.

The attention on the Jacksonville Jaguars offense through the first five weeks has been on running back Leonard Fournette, and deservedly so as Fournette is beginning to exceed even the highest levels of hype placed upon him when he was drafted. But the team’s other offensive rookie starter, left tackle Cam Robinson, is also having an impactful first year campaign, and it shouldn’t go unnoticed.

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When Robinson fell to the Jaguars at pick 34 in the NFL draft, it seemed like destiny to pair Fournette with the 6’6″, 320-pound lineman. Jacksonville pulled the trigger, and while Fournette is gathering all the big headlines, Robinson is also making his presence felt in year one.

As you can see from this past Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cam Robinson was a force on the Jaguars offensive line, pushing his opponents into another area code numerous times. He had no small part in Leonard Fournette’s 181-yard, two touchdown perfomance against the Steelers.

That game is just a sample size of the brutal physicality and dominance that Robinson has displayed on the line this season. Robinson has been a bully, playing more like a seasoned veteran than a rookie getting his first taste of going toe-to-toe in NFL trenches. If these first five games are any indication, Robinson is going to be a monster at the left tackle position for the Jacksonville Jaguars for years to come.

Leonard Fournette is building up quite the highlight tape in his first season. But the impact Cam Robinson has had paving open running lanes and protecting the quarterback should not go unappreciated.