Jacksonville Jaguars post-draft running back power rankings

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Not all these players will make the Jacksonville Jaguars 53-man roster.

7) Ryquell Armstead

A 2019 fifth-round selection, Ryquell Armstead didn’t play in 2020 after spending the season on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. In his rookie campaign, he racked up 35 carries for 108 yards and hauled in 14 receptions for 144 yards. While he brings value in the passing game, he averaged a measly 3.4 yards per carry in 2019. At this moment, he’s on the outside looking in and will have to have an outstanding training camp to make the roster.

6) Nathan Cottrell

After not getting his name called in 2020’s draft, Nathan Cottrell joined the Jaguars after the selection meeting and appeared in eight games last season. Even though he didn’t get a single carry, he carved a niche on special teams, playing 193 total snaps. Depending on how much the current regime values special teams, the Georgia Tech product could stay in Jacksonville one more year.

5) Devine Ozigbo

Devine Ozigbo was one of those five running backs that registered a carry for the Jaguars last year. An undrafted free agent in 2019, he signed with the New Orleans Saints but was promptly waived before the start of the season. That year, he appeared in ten games and nine carries for 27 yards. Although he started the 2020 season on the Injury Reserve list, he played eight games caught nine passes for 42 yards, and had one carry for one yard.

4) Dare Ogunbowale

When James Robinson went down in 2020, Dare Ogunbowale became the Jaguars starting running back. In two games, he racked up 32 carries for 145 yards and no touchdowns. An undrafted free agent, the Wisconsin product spent time with the Washington Football Team, the Houston Texans, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining the Jags, who brought him back this offseason on an exclusive rights free-agent deal.

Ogunbowale has a good chance of making the team, but he shouldn’t rest on his laurels and has to be looking over his shoulder, as someone could get ahead of him if he becomes too complacent in training camp.