The Jacksonville Jaguars had a chance to draft a franchise quarterback.
Running back Leonard Fournette didn’t choose to be drafted by the Jaguars, but the LSU product didn’t do much during his tenure in Jacksonville to prove their selection with the fourth overall pick in 2017 was the right one.
Fournette was serviceable with the ‘Jags’, racking up 763 carries for 2,998 yards and 23 touchdowns. While that’s a nice amount, any team would surely expect more from a Top 5 selection. Furthermore, his behavior wasn’t optimal, as he once was ejected from a game for fighting with Buffalo Bills linebacker Shaq Lawson, and once threatened a fan in the stands.
Back in the 2017 draft, this Jacksonville team could’ve drafted quarterback Patrick Mahomes, arguably the best players in the NFL right now, quarterback Deshaun Watson or even cornerback Marlon Humprey. If they wanted to select a running back, they could’ve waited for the second round or even the third, as the 2017 class was a deep one at the position and produced studs like Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon, and Alvin Kamara.
On the bright side, the Jaguars cut their losses and moved on from Fournette this past offseason, which consequentially paved the way for James Robinson, who had a better rookie season even though he was an undrafted free agent.