The Jaguars must add running backs this offseason
With the possibility of losing two running backs in free agency, the Jacksonville Jaguars must address the need to add more depth at the position this offseason.
At some point this off-season, Jacksonville Jaguars will need to address it’s running back situation.
Whether the team finds a suitable, and inexpensive back or two in free agency, or the NFL draft is the route Jacksonville takes, this franchise potential he needs dependable runners. Don’t expect the front office, should it shoes to go the draft route, to grab a running back sooner than the third round in April.
You already know my feelings on how the team should address the position, adding veteran Frank Gore to the mix. But if the team decides to spend free agent cap space in other directions, there could be a back out there the team has its eye on to join Leonard Fournette, David Williams and potentially Thomas Rawls.
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I still hold out hope of the team re-signing Corey Grant this offseason.
T.J. Yeldon is the one who will certainly find a new home this coming season.
Per Daniel Popper of The Athletic, the team has spoken to Penn State’s Miles Sanders, Memphis’ Tony Pollard and Florida’s Jordan Scarlett at the NFL Combine. Any one of those three could be on the board when the Jaguars draft in Round 4 or later.
According to CBS Sports, the list of running back prospects are led by the Alabama duo of Josh Jacobs and Damien Harris. Jacobs may be the only sure-fire first round pick while Harris should be gone by the middle of the second round. After that, teams will have their pick of Devin Singletary of FAU, David Montgomery of Iowa State and Benny Snell of Kentucky.
Sanders is a guy I would keep an eye on. At 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds, he could be a nice change of pace type of back. The Penn State product is listed as a potential Day 2 draft pick, but this weekend could help his stock rise. At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, he has the body type that can take a pounding at the next level.
Scarlett gets plenty of attention for having played at the University of Florida. He was not as productive in college as some would have liked him to be, but he too, at 5-foot-11 and 215 pound could be a nice pickup on Day 3.
This is not considered a deep draft class, but the Jaguars and other teams could fins value in the late rounds in April.