Grading the Jacksonville Jaguars last five first round draft picks
By David Levin
2017 – Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
This is a tough one to grade. Leonard Fournette was a big part of the Jaguars offense scoring over 24 points a game in 2017 on the team’s way to the playoffs. He ran for 1,040 yards and reached the end zone 10 times.
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The next season, injuries and attitude cost him eight games. He was a non-factor in the offense. There was talk the Jaguars may look to trade him. He and the front office made up and looked forward to a better 2019 season.
Fournette had that better season with 1,152 yards rushing and 76 pass catches but only scored three times. He must do a better job at the goal line this coming season. He is also playing in the final year of his rookie deal and does not figure to be renewed or given an extension.
Also, the Jaguars could have had Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson or Christian McCaffrey in this spot, which fans still question to this day.
Which Fournette does the team get this coming season? Grade – B-