Jacksonville Jaguars: James Robinson not getting love in recent PPF poll

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson #30 (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson #30 (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports) /

Jacksonville Jaguars RB James Robinson isn’t getting enough recognition.

Although the Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t been very good at winning games this season, they should be great about rookie running back James Robinson. The Illinois State standout is currently among the best players at his position, something you wouldn’t know if you saw a recent Pro Football Focus poll on social media.

PFF posted a poll asking which first-year running back you would choose to build an offense around. The options were Robinson, Antonio Gibson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and D’Andre Swift.

At the time of writing, Gibson was leading the poll with 37 percent of all the votes while Robinson was second with 23 percent. Meanwhile, both Edwards-Helaire and D’Andre Swift had 20 percent each.

How can Gibson get more votes than the Jacksonville Jaguars’ standout?

Gibson has been a bright spot for the Washington Football Team. Even though they are 4-7, he’s run hard and has racked up 139 carries for 645 yards this season. On the other hand, Robinson has carried the ball 194 times for 890 yards. Moreover, he became the fifth undrafted free agent running back to reach 1,000 all-purpose yards.

Robinson is currently third in rushing yards and has hauled in 36 receptions for 280 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He’s one of the best Jaguars players one offense, if not the best so how can Gibson be leading PFF’s poll?

The Washington running back is leading all rookies with 11 rushing touchdowns and is third in the league behind Dalvin Cook and Derrick Henry. Just like Robinson has played a big role for Jacksonville this season, Gibson is doing the same for Washington.

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Edwards-Helaire and Swift are fine players, but they’re not at the same level as Gibson and Robinson. Gibson definitely has the edge when it comes to touchdowns, but it’s doubtful Jaguars fans would exchange him for Robinson.