Jacksonville Jaguars draft: 3 running back targets in round 2

Running back James Robinson (30) of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports)
Running back James Robinson (30) of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson #30 (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars have many to address many needs this offseason after going 1-15 last season. They need to revamp their defensive line and add talent to their secondary but their offense could also use upgrades at left tackle and possibly another wide receiver. On the bright side, they don’t have to worry much about finding a starting running back, as they have one of the best ones in the NFL in James Robinson.

The Illinois State product went undrafted in 2020’s draft but quickly established himself as a key cog in the Jaguars’ offense, racking up 240 carries for 1,070 yards with seven trips to the end zone. He also hauled in 49 catches for 344 yards with three touchdowns and was a candidate for the 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year award, which ultimately went to Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert.

Robinson should continue to be an important part of the Jaguars’ offense in 2021, but the team needs to find a backup this offseason to balance his workload. Last season, he had 86 percent of the team’s total carries and missed the last two games of the season with an ankle injury. Jacksonville needs someone that can spell Robinson from time to time and play at a high level in case he needs to miss games.

The Jags will have 11 selections in this year’s draft and can easily use one of them on a running back prospect. Here are the best three they could choose in the second round of the selection meeting.